DC’s Imaginative and prescient Zero initiative launched a brand new interactive knowledge portal final week that gives a brand new approach to visualize crash knowledge within the District.
The portal will “assist us work with the neighborhood to establish and repair site visitors crash scorching spots,” the Imaginative and prescient Zero staff mentioned in a tweet.
None of this knowledge is new to the general public — DC already publishes crash knowledge in its Open Data portal — however the instrument offers a extra user-friendly approach to visualize the place persons are getting damage and killed by site visitors crashes.
The portal reveals crashes that resulted in accidents and fatalities on a map of DC. You may isolate knowledge by date, the severity of damage, by ward, and by ANC district.
You may toggle the map to see particular incidents plotted, or view crashes that resulted in accidents on a warmth map. Knowledge goes again to 2017 and is up to date each Friday, in keeping with the web site.
The instrument additionally means that you can see the variety of accidents and deaths by mode — displaying, for example, that about 5 occasions as many drivers as pedestrians had been injured in crashes in 2020, however a a lot greater proportion of pedestrians concerned in crashes had been killed.
Different preliminary details from a primary look on the new instrument:
- DC’s Ward 3 was the one ward that noticed no crash fatalities in 2020 (one individual was killed alongside the ward’s border on Rock Creek Parkway, nonetheless)
- Greater than half of bicycle and pedestrian fatalities in DC final 12 months occurred east of the Anacostia River
- Since 2017, Ward 8 has been probably the most lethal for pedestrians and bicyclists, with 35 deaths and 279 main accidents.
- Within the final 4 years, greater than 30,000 individuals have been injured or killed in site visitors crashes in DC
What else do you discover utilizing the interactive instrument?