Monday, February 01, 2010
Collision Database a welcome instrument
The always-interesting blog Transit Miami is bringing another useful tool to the awareness of street safety in greater Miami. They've created the Miami Collision Database, which over time should reveal to Web users any concentration of bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Planners and traffic engineers have tracked such hot spots for years, notably using paper maps to improve streets leading to the schools in high-accident parts of the county. But doing the tracking on the Web will reveal fresh data. It's going to be a whole new ballgame. Congratulations, you guys!