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Map of the Day: The LA Bike Map

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A screen shot from the new LA Bike Map.

Cyclist and advocate, Alex Thompson, of Bikeside LA, recently introduced the LA Bike Map (map). The interactive map allows users to track and report collisions, road hazards, stolen bikes, close calls, harassment and more.

The map, which is an ever-growing and expanding work in progress, currently includes 2008 LA City data as well as user-submitted incidents. There are many ways to play around with it, and filter by date (as seen above) and type of incident. It's a massive undertaking and crucial step in improving bicycle safety around LA, so we're thrilled to see Thompson and crew stepping up to the task.

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The project is thanks to collaborative efforts with LAPD's Sergeant David Krumer and Deputy Chief David Doan, Mihai Peteu, Paul Bringetto, Dr. Lyke Thompson and Tait McCarthy. With many ambitious plans and applications for the map, Thompson is hoping the community will help out, "We can use all the help we can get. If you’re a coder, we can probably find a way to plug you in. If you’re an expert in GIS, lets pump out some cool data displays!"