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New York City's Crowdsourced Street Safety Map

As part of the Vision Zero initiative for traffic safety, the city has hosted a map system that allowed citizens to report safety issues encountered on the street. With the reporting period now over, you can still peruse the findings of the exercise.
August 5, 2014, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Stephen Miller wrote of the crowdsourcing exercise on July 31—the last day for citizens to report safety conditions to the Vision Zero mapping system. Now the city will "start using the information from the map to make plans for safety improvements..."

"Since launching the map in April, the city says there have been more than 7,500 comments about dangerous streets," reports Miller. The map is still available online, even if commenting is now closed.

"The map highlights arterial streets as well as the top pedestrian crash corridors in each borough and the sites of recent pedestrian fatalities. You can zoom in, click on an intersection, and use Google Street View to pinpoint the exact location you want to improve. Then you assign the problem a category like double parking, red light running, speeding, or failure to yield, and describe it in more detail."

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Published on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in StreetsBlog NYC
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