You can view a real-time visualization of air pollution across the globe. This map shows an animated visualization of wind patterns and Air Quality Index (an index of combined ozone, PM2.5, PM10, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide).
As most of our wind comes from the west, you can see exactly how Ohio is mucking up our air, as pollution knows no state borders.
Be sure to click to see the mesmerizing map in action.
Lead pipes in Pittsburgh are everywhere, and the people responsible for managing our water have earned a vote of no confidence from shenanigans as minor as a bumbling of our meter readings to majorly selling out to a private multi-national who illegally poisoned us in order to cut costs.
Vox created a map showing lead exposure risk across the nation. Above is a screenshot of Allegheny County.
Click on the original map for details.
Speed Kills, dawg.
The map is pretty self-explanitory.
Click to see it on the National Coalition for Safer Roads site
The 10 Cities with the most speed-related fatal crashes
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Antonio
- Fort Worth
- Kansas City
Affordable housing is not affordable if you need to own a car. That’s why it’s important to factor in your transportation costs to determine the affordability of where you live.
On average, Pittsburghers spend about 23% of their income on housing, and about 19% on transportation.
Lucky for us, this map exists to show you what percentage of income a typical household in a given area spends on housing + transportation.
Pierogies are an amazing food that people in Pittsburgh and Poland love to eat. Here’s an interactive map to show you where to eat them. And they want your submissions.
Red light running kills people. Red light cameras can save lives. Here’s a map of every red light running fatality for a ten year span, put together by a red light camera industry group.
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“Did you know that there are over one hundred police departments in Allegheny County alone?” – David Harris
This map highlights yet another difficulty in policing in the region – overlapping police departments. That means that officers within the same jurisdiction will have completely different training. In the City, this most recently became infamous when Port Authority Police Officer Brian O’Malley shot and killed Bruce Kelly Jr. To add to this complexity, only City of Pittsburgh police are beholden to the Citizen Police Review Board, even if another department has City jurisdiction.
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