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

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Update on Nolacycle

Since 2010, not much as happened with NolaCycle. A lot has happened in my life, which has kept me from the project, but on positive note, a lot of great things have happened for cycling in New Orleans since then too. We have miles of new bike lanes, more bicycle parking, pedicabs, a complete streets ordinance, and many groups actively engaging in advocacy in the city. Our data map is online though, and anyone can view it and use data from it. You can view it at It's a bit out of date, especially considering how many road improvement projects have been completed in the last couple years, but you might still finding it useful for planning your bicycle routes around the city.

Currently, I'm in the midst of deciding where to go to graduate school, so I don't see myself being able to pick NolaCycle back up in the next few years. I do plan on making all my work and the work of volunteers for the project publicly available in May. The posters for NolaCycle have already been posted in entries from April 2010 and June 2009, giving a good background on the goals of the project and the methodology.

Thanks again to all the wonderful people who have been involved in NolaCycle. Another big thanks to everyone in the community and local government who has carried on NolaCycle's mission and has made New Orleans a much more fun and comfortable place to cycle than when I first moved her in March 2008.