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

Friday, October 30, 2009

Digital Working Session Wednesday Nov 4

On Wed Nov 4th, NolaCycle will be holding another working session to digitize the NolaCycle data.

We're building a database of our raw data (on the map sheets volunteers filled out) that can be used to GIS and online mapping programs. Bring a laptop with Excel and a PDF reader program. There will be some laptops available for those who don't have one. Please let Scott or Lauren know if you need a computer to borrow.

We're meeting at Flora's at Franklin and Royal in the Marigny. We'll be working from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Flora's serves food and coffee drinks. If you haven't helped with digitizing before, please come at 6:30 so we'll have plenty of time to explain the process and answer questions.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Digital map working session tomorrow Oct 27th

If you have two free hours tomorrow evening, swing by my place (e-mail for directions) at 7:30pm to help build the data base for the digital map. We need LOTS of help on this since it's a very time consuming process. Please bring a laptop with Excel.

I'll make some of my specialty vegan chocolate cookies for volunteers (and yes, they are seriously just as good as non-vegan cookies. If you don't believe me, then come tomorrow and taste for yourself).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Plan B Bike Co-op is hosting a Halloween-themed Bike-In movie this Sunday

Straight from Plan B:

BEETLEJUICE!!! Sunday Night. Plan B Bike-In Movie, Halloween Edition. Bugs Bunny Cartoons, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!, A Garfield Halloween. Cartoons start at 7:30 sharp, Movie after! Bake sale! Popcorn! Beer! Fall Drank treat! Only 2... DOLLARZ!!! Behind the Mardi Gras Zone. Repost if you love us!!!

Movies are screened on Architect's Alley (behind Mardia Gras Zone) in the Marigny.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pizza will be provided for volunteers this Sunday

If you enter data, we'll feed you pizza!!! After we finished at 6pm, we'll have some pizza delivered to Loyola for all our wonderful volunteers.

Let us know if you're vegan or have a gluten allergy so we can order something you can enjoy.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Digital Working Session THIS SUNDAY

If you'd like to help NolaCycle build this digtal database of street conditions (which will be used to make shapefiles of conditions and recommended bike routes), please come to Monroe Library at Loyola University this Sunday from 3 to 6pm. We'll be meeting in Multimedia Room 2 (MM-2).

You don't need a lot of computer knowledge to help with data entry. All we will be doing is putting information from the maps we filled out during mapping events into an Excel database. So if you can type, you can help! Bring a laptop if you have one, but some extra computers will be made available.

This is a map of Loyola's campus. The library is located in the middle of campus next to the Danna Student Life Center. E-mail Lauren if you have questions.