NolaCycle is a project aimed to create a high quality cycling map of New Orleans. Cycling maps include information beyond just streets and their names that benefits cyclists. In our map, we highlight the pavement quality, car travel speed, lane width, and special caution areas (busy intersections, man-eating potholes, or high accident areas). Volunteers help to collect this data by attending mapping events.
The information is then digitized to make a map of the data we collected to help cyclists - young, old, local, and tourist alike - navigate New Orleans.

Check out the blog for updates on the project, ways to get involved, and volunteer mapping events!

If you have questions, feel free to make a public comment on the blog entry or e-mail us directly at

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Wish you had a 36"x48" poster of the NolaCycle project for your wall? Dream no more - the poster is DONE!!!

One part of the "things I need to do before U.C. will let me go" is COMPLETE and will be printing off tomorrow afternoon.

My poster for NolaCycle can be seen in full-size and full-color on the 5000 level of DAAP (College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning) on the "wooden floor" (by the fancy glassed-in gallery, across the way from the library and college office) all next week. The opening reception for DAAPworks (our college-wide senior show) is Tuesday evening from 5 to 9pm. You can check out not just the world-changing, super exciting planning projects, but also paintings, photographs, sculptures, models, clothing, and posters from all the other programs.

I hear there will be free food...maybe booze? I bet the School of Design will have booze in their gallery. I'll meet you there! Its always better to tell people all about New Orleans when you're buzzed.

In you're not living in exile in Ohio like I am, you can download a small PDF of the poster. It sums up the project in about 2000 words and has pretty pictures - you might even be in one of my pretty pictures! Jade, Andy, Liz, Amanda and Tom are, along with a handful of others. The poster is much more enjoyable to read than my almost 100 page capstone paper. Who knew you could write damn near 70 pages about cycling in New Orleans? (I filled those other 30 pages with maps, pictures, and newspaper clippings - which is NOT cheating because formatting graphics is hard work).

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NolaCycle Bike Map Project by Lauren Rae Sullivan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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