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.
Public Source recently published an article based off of Pittsburgh’s diversity index, or the chances that if you pick two random people from a neighborhood, that they would be of a different racial background.
Pittsburgh’s most diverse neighborhoods include, Marshall-Shadeland, Friendship, and Sheraden, while the least diverse include Bon Air, Regent Square, and Duquesne Heights.
Head over to Public Source for the rundown, as well as interviews with residents.
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The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC) released all of Allegheny County’s Crash Data going back to 2004.
The idea is that data nerds can play with the data and see what they find.
Above is a crash map of every bicycle crash in the dataset.
Click here to use the interactive site.
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…And the results are dazzling.
You can read the story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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More maps should be painted on walls. Then maybe you won’t get lost here.
It’s on Jacksonia St. This is how awesome it looks like on Google Street view.
Also, while you’re there, be sure to check out the best Google Street view on the internet on Sampsonia Way.
Here’s a pretty map of a pretty park from a long time ago. City Planning made this one. Click map to make bigger.
You can purchase a print of the map from Carol Skinger, the artist who restored it, here.
Be sure to check out the rest of her work, as well as some more info on this map.