New York is a large city that sees a large number of bike collisions. Thanks to MIT’s pioneering “You Are Here” team, we now can visualize where these wrecks have occurred, and deduce problem areas that feature an unusual amount of two-wheeled carnage.
The team took collision data provided by the NYPD and geolocated it with Google Maps API to make a series of interactive maps, using orange dots to show where collisions have happened and red lines to denote roads with large clusters of wrecks. The time frame is August 2011 to February 2014, a sufficient enough period to establish a historical web of skidding tires and bodies hitting metal that stretches all across the five boroughs. The MIT guys say they created these “in the hope that those streets might be made safer for riders.” (Note that they include only crashes involving physical harm, and that not everyone reports their scrape-ups to the police.)
To read more and see the map simply follow this Link.