On Sunday November 22nd, as part of the city-wide NOLA Bike Bash festival, NolaCycle will be organizing volunteers to map the greater Gentilly/Lakefront/Pontchartrain Park area. Riders will meet at Rome Park playground (at St. Roch and Robert E Lee) at 10am.
People of all ages and cycling experience are encouraged to attend. Riders will be given a map to record information on road conditions that will take approximately one hour to complete. Since we survey conditions block-by-block, NolaCycle rides are slow paced and relaxed. Even middle school children have helped out! Acorns of Hope, a group riding across southern Louisiana replanting trees, will be joining us along with a number of Metro Bicycle Coalition members.
Volunteers need to only bring a bicycle (actually, skateboards work well too) and something to carry a clipboard with such as a basket or messenger bag. NolaCycle organizers will explain the process, assign areas to pairs of riders to map, and hand about materials. The mapping event will end at noon at the parking lot on Canal and Villere for the FREE Metro Bicycle Coalition BBQ and the N.O. Bike Polo Tournament. Riders who don’t want to join us for the lunch can return materials to NolaCycle organizers at Rome Park by 11:45am.
The more people who attend, the more data we can collect, and the closer we get to completing the first comprehensive, city-wide bike map of New Orleans! Hope to see you Sunday!