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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Thursday, January 28, 2010

NolaCycle Events Sunday and Tuesday & Service Learning with Loyola

Winter holiday season is over, the city is warming up, and Mardi Gras is right around the corner. NolaCycle is going to squeeze in two events before things start getting crazy again - a mapping event on Sunday and a digital map working session on Tuesday.

Mapping Meet-ups:
Sunday January 31, 2pm - Meet at the covered pavilion near Bayou Oaks golf course in City Park. 1040 Filmore Ave. We will be filling in the gaps around Gentilly, Filmore, St. Anthony, and City Park. Just bring your bike and something to carry a clipboard in.

Planning & Design Meetings:
Tuesday February 2, 6:30-9pm - Meet at Flora's Coffee Shop. 2600 Royal St in the Marigny. Bring a laptop or e-mail us if you need to borrow one.


NolaCycle is partnering with Loyola's Service Learning program this spring. We're really excited to get students involved in route design, helping us move closer to the final map. So between the kick off of the service learning project on February 9th and the end of Carnival season (plus a few days to recover), NolaCycle organizers will be focusing on helping students with their service learning project. But come the week after Mardi Gras, we'll be holding bi-weekly digital working session and weekly mapping meet-ups to finish things up.