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New Google Map Catalogs Bicycle Hazards, Crashes & Thefts
Advocacy via Google Maps is a lovely thing. Take your neighborhood, your city, etc., document what could be improved, where incidents are happening and let the data help drive more livable streets. Today, we become savvy to a newer website called Bikewise, which documents bicycle hazards (leaving room for suggestible improvements), crashes and thefts in the Los Angeles area. Caltech student Zane A. Selvans, who runs the site, began with Pasadena is hoping others will add information about their neighborhoods, too. Related: Super awesome community organizer Andrea Ambrose continues to update her LA Neighborhood Cleanup Project Google Map on neighborhood improvements in the Silver Lake/Echo Park area.