One pope map to rule them all

Friend of the site Lauren Ancona, a data scientist at the city’s Office of Innovation and Technology, had been waiting for someone else to come out with a Papal visit webmap containing all the public information so far confirmed by the city, the Secret Service, World Meeting of Families, and the transportation authorities.

No such map seemed to be forthcoming though, so she made one last week while on vacation. Ancona cautions that she’s still putting some finishing touches on it today, so if anything seems missing, check back soon. When complete, you’ll be able to see:

All boundaries & times of use
Authorized vehicle-only streets
Operating City transit locations
Operating Regional transit stations
Recommended pedestrian walkways
Pope Ride bike route
Entrances to secure areas
Jumbotron locations
Medic stations
Regional bridge & highway closures

The map is hosted over at, and will be updated as new information comes in up through the event. We’ve embedded it below for your perusal.

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