Thursday, March 18, 2010

bikewise: online bicycle accident and incident tracking

Have you discovered bikewise yet?

According to their web site (operated by Cascade Bicycle Club) "bikewise is a place to learn about and report bike crashes, hazards, and thefts. By sharing our experiences with each other, and with researchers and relevant agencies, we aim to make biking safer and more fun. You can help by adding your reports."

A screen shot of bikewise.

Appears to be a useful tool for seeing where accident or safety "hotspots" might occur as one plans their bicycle trips or wants to avoid areas prone to bike theft.

It appears to be for the Seattle area only at this point, but perhaps similar online resources exist for cities elsewhere? Anyone know?

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