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(Graphic: Joe Broach).
We’ve even come up with a snazzy acronym…
A team comprised of BTA, PDOT, and the Bureau of Technology Services (BTS) reps is developing a web tool to report bicycle crashes and near misses. This close calls map should be ready for beta testing this March and the initial database will be populated with data from your comments to my “Wanted: your close calls” post.
This data – which has never been documented before – will help inform cyclists, bike advocates, law enforcement officials, road engineers and traffic safety experts about dangerous areas in our community.
Here’s more from Greg Raisman, traffic safety and mapping guru with PDOT: