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It's New to Us: Chicago Bike Accident Map

By Chuck Sudo in News on Mar 8, 2011 9:40PM


Regular Chicagoist Photos contributor Steven Vance, who also is a year-round bicyclist, used IDOT data and Google Fusion tables to map every bicycle accident from 2007-2009. The list is broken down to indicate accidents involving property damage, level of injury and fatalities. The big red tabs on the map are fatalities, of which there were a dozen. Chicago may be more bike-friendly than most cities, but it's still dangerous out there for cyclists. This map provides the sobering reality. (h/t AV Club Chicago)