"After years of prodding from safe streets advocates, the New York City Council, and the tech community — not to mention reporters — New York City has finally released comprehensive traffic crash data," reports Kate Hinds.
"Previously, the NYPD released crash data on a monthly basis (with big lags) in PDF format."
The data "represents all collisions for which NYPD completed an MV-104 report dating back to July 1, 2012, and can be downloaded in a variety of formats. As of right now, it contains 329,018 separate entries."
According to Hinds's coverage, the data release is a key component in enabling planners and transportation engineers to meet the goals of New York City's Vision Zero traffic safety campaign.