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Old 09-15-05, 01:20 PM   #1
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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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Check this out: http://www.googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/
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dB = decibel, what's a map db, a loud map? A quiet one?
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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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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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