PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Portland became the most recent project for a group of MIT students focusing on bicycle safety in the United States.
The students released an interactive map last Friday that visualizes each of the 1,085 reported bicycle accidents in the city of Portland from 2010 to 2013.
Using several coding languages, the students marked each accident with a neon dot. The brighter the collection of dots, the more accidents that occurred in that area.
The interactive also features a bar graph of accidents by street and a street view displaying a selected road.
Eight streets had more than 30 bike accidents over the period, with the largest number of accidents reported at Broadway Street with 78. Portland is generally known as one of the country’s most bike-conscious metropolitan areas.
Interactives of Portland and Chicago were released April 4, one day after You are Here made its Los Angeles data imaging public.
The Social Computing Group launched the project with Cambridge and San Francisco.