This map was created by Willens Law Offices to gather information on near misses, doorings, as well as standard bicycle collisions. With thousands of cyclists using city streets, it should be easy to gather real data in real time to identify trouble areas, ideally before a collision occurs. If by reporting near misses we can identify trouble spots in the city, we can use this data to make decisions to help keep the streets of Chicago safer for everyone - cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike. Additionally, whether you`re an avid cyclist or someone who just likes to enjoy a casual bike ride here and there, this heat map can help you plan safer routes for your ride.
The Self-Reported Bicycle Crash Map of Chicago is simple and easy to use. It functions just like Google Maps, but it allows you to search through both government and self-reported data using an address, zip code or intersection. You can even filter by the type of accident that occurred and the riding conditions that were present.
To submit new incidents simply fill out the form on the left hand side of the screen. Contacting an attorney is totally optional. Additionally, we only share the address and weather conditions, we would never share your email address, phone number or police report number if you decided to share that information to be contacted by an attorney.
You can toggle between the heat map and individual incident map by flipping the switch. If you would like more information about a specific incident, just click on the colored bubble and more information will appear.
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Credits: Original map by Derek Eder with past work by Steven Vance. Data comes from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Division of Traffic Safety and the reports for Chicago come from the Chicago Police Department (CPD). View the raw government supplied data in Fusion Tables here. Government data is from IDOT 2007-2009. All data is available under the MIT license and new self-submitted data can be found here in Fusion Tables including doorings and near misses, this new data should be cited to Willens Law Offices and is available here.