In the past few days, I’ve been harnessing the NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions datastream in order to help answer some of my questions regarding cyclist safety in NYC. I think it’s in the city’s interest to promote cycling as a healthier and more ecofriendly means of transportation, and hope to develop tools and insights to help make the cycling experience in NYC a bit safer.
To this end, I’ve started on a basic analysis of the data (only examining those accidents with at least one cyclist injury/mortality) in an IPython Notebook. I’ve also created an interactive mapping tool for exploring the geospatial distribution of these accidents.
I’m looking for critiques, ideas/questions for further analysis, and collaborators for this small project! Any thoughts, @noneck?