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!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

St. Charles Ave and Harrison Ave getting new bike lanes

New Submerged Roads projects are starting every month or so at this point and 2 of the projects currently underway have received a fair amount of attention, St. Charles Avenue and Harrison Avenue. In addition to the resurfacing of these roads, both will have bike lanes as part of the final lane configuration.

The St. Charles Ave bike lanes will go for 1.4 miles between Carrollton and Nashville Avenues and will should see heavy use as St. Charles is already a popular route for cyclists. The Harrison Ave bike lanes will go for about 1 mile from West End Blvd to the Orleans Ave Canal. There will also be new bike lanes along Harrison through City Park between Marconi and Wisner Boulevards.

There are some quotes from Robert Mendoza in the article that are hopefully a positive sign that future road projects will continue to address bicycle and pedestrian needs.

For more details on the projects, read the articles on St. Charles Ave and Harrison Ave.