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Old 01-25-2006, 11:43 AM
marc marc is offline
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Default Bike accident map

I am really glad to see this forum up. It is really important to document these problem areas. I think it would be really helpful if there was a site that was linked up with google maps and people could post when a bike has been hit by a car. Then you could look at the map and have them all plotted out.

This would be a good way to visually demonstrate the problem of bikes getting hit and it would let us know which areas are a real problem and need to be fixed.

I may do it someday, but I don't really know anything about it. Anyone else interested?

Here is a blog about these types of sites:
http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/

*** Sorry, I just read Jonathan's initial post for this thread regarding the PDOT map. It is good that PDOT is doing this, but I still think it would be great if there was a site where people could post directly to a google map. It would be really easy for people to do and I think it would attract much more interest because you can see the outcome. More of a power to the people/ light on bureaucracy method.

Here are some good examples:
http://placemapper.com/maps/brewmap.htm
http://www.frappr.com/tomwaitsfansoftheworldunite
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:30 PM
organic brian organic brian is offline
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Default resources coming soon: Ghost Bike websites

Part of the plan for the ghostbike.org and ghostcyclepdx.org sites includes collision mapping, dangerous intersection mapping, close calls reporting, and resources on what to do in case of collision / incidents with motorists.

Anyone with suggestions on features for the sites, please post here.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:59 PM
jgardner72 jgardner72 is offline
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Default Bike Accident Map

There is a reference here to a bike accident map that PDOT hosts, but I cannot seem to find it on the internet.
Can someone please let me know how to find it.

Thanks!
-JG
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