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    While browsing the local bike advocacy website, I came up with this map db of bike accidents.
    http://www.maphub.org/BikeCrashForm

    This is really cool. You have to join, then subscribe to a hub to see the details. It shows just where the accidents have occured!

    Anybody know of other map dbs that can be viewed to show where bike accidents have occured?
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    Given the majority's ruling, the only safe bicycle in Illinois is a stationary exercise bike located in one's home or at the gym. ----Illinois State Supreme Court, Boub V Wayne

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    dB = decibel, what's a map db, a loud map? A quiet one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilHinault
    dB = decibel, what's a map db, a loud map? A quiet one?
    Hey lilHinault, apparently Teri Hatcher calls your neck of the woods home!

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    I think he means db = DataBase

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec
    I think he means db = DataBase
    Yes, sorry about the abbreviation. It seems that there are so many threads that have "cyclist killed in accident" type subjects that a database of accidents would be useful for getting city planners to design safer streets or something.

    This site (http://www.maphub.org) has many details about accidents and entry of accidents is controlled by a bike advocacy group bike-pgh, so as to hold down falacious entries. You go to the bike-pgh site to enter the details, then they verify it and put it into the map/database.

    Here is an example-- once you click on an accident icon on the map you get this kind of detail:
    Object Details Name: Car turns into biker

    Type: Vehicle Collision
    Address: Fifth Ave and Halket St
    Lat/Long: 40.4391314170338, -79.9620709758752 Go to Map
    Date Added: September 07, 2005 at 2:38pm
    Author: jmaki
    Hub: Bike PGH: Bike Hit Hub


    HELMET WORN Yes
    BIKE LIGHTS IF DARK Day
    OBEYING TRAFFIC LAWS Yes
    VEHICLE TYPE minivan
    COMPENSATION FOR INJURY / REPAIR pending
    CONTACT <REMOVED FOR PRIVACY>
    COSTS appox. $100K in medical bills
    DATE 12/29/2003
    DESCRIPTION Biker going straight in buslane, driver tries to beat biker though intersection and makes a left turn into biker. Always make eye contact with oncoming traffic
    HIT AND RUN No
    INJURY compound fracture in lower left leg
    POLICE REPORT FILED Yes
    TIME 3:00 PM

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