NOLAcycle Bike Map Project
|NolaCycle Bike Map Project|
NOLAcycle is a project that wants to produce a high-quality bike map for the City of New Orleans. They also run a pretty well-written blog that chronicles their progress and occasionally comments on other cycling news.
Most of the leg work is being done by Lauren Rae Sullivan, along with Tom Macom and Dan Jatres. We asked Lauren about NOLAcycle, and she responded, “I decided to do this as my senior capstone project for my urban planning degree. Being in New Orleans really changed my perspective on the urban planning process—it’s not sitting around researching and coming up with ideas on your own.”
“What’s different about the NolaCycle Map, other than being a product of the work of hundreds of people, is that it will give cyclists all the information they need to decide their own routes that fit their riding style. Roads will be color-coded to show pavement quality (a huge issue in New Orleans), lane width, and car travel speed, along with railroad/streetcar tracks, and busy intersections.”
Visit www.nolacycle.blogspot.com for more info.