I’m thrilled to let everyone know that The New York World has partnered with WNYC to continue the “Mean Streets” effort tracking every traffic fatality in New York City for 2015.
WNYC began this tracking at the start of 2014, and has compiled what we believe to be the most current, complete list of NYC traffic fatalities – including names, locations, circumstances and, in some cases, charges.
We had meant it to be a one-year project, but continued interest – particularly by open-data and transpo-minded folks on this forum – led us to see a partner to continue this independent reporting with journalistic rigor. We’re thrilled that Benjamin Lesser, Harry Stevens and Jenny Zou will be doing just that at The New York World.
The New York World article on the collaboration is here.
WNYC’s latest traffic-fatalities article is here.
The Mean Streets 2015 tracker is here.
Finally, anyone can embed the tracker with this code:
<iframe frameborder="0" scrolling ="auto" src="http://project.wnyc.org/traffic-deaths-2015/" width="100%" height="785" ></iframe>
Please let us all know if you have any questions or input – and if you know of fatalities or details we may have missed.
Senior Editor, Data News