Tag Archives: transportation

Fatal traffic crashes involving speed in the United States, 2010-2015

10 Dec

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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

  1. Los Angeles
  2. New York
  3. Houston
  4. Chicago
  5. San Antonio
  6. Dallas
  7. Phoenix
  8. Fort Worth
  9. Detroit
  10. Kansas City

Housing Plus Transportation costs, percentage of income

1 Dec

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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.

See original.

Red Light Running Fatality Map, 2004-2013

1 Dec

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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.

Check out the original.

Commuter flows for workers who live in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

1 Dec

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This is a super well done map, but you have to click the link to see it in full effect.

This person used the American Community Survey Data to track where the approximately 3,000 Allegheny County workers who travel between 20 and 100 miles for work end up.

Driving 100 miles per day for work seems like hell.

Head over to the original page to see the commute in action.

 

Pittsburgh’s Bus Bunching

2 Nov

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Bunching of bunches of buses.

Nobody wants that.

According to the creators:

Pittsburgh’s bunched buses bear the bad news of crowding (the front bus is often overfull, with subsequent buses nearly empty), excess waiting (bunching creates long waits between bus arrivals), and underutilization (crowding and unpredictable arrivals reduce public transit use). Caused by the cascading effect of variance in passenger arrivals, bunching bedevils public transit planners not just in Pittsburgh but in cities around the globe.

Does bunching follow predictable patterns? This project presents the geotemporal occurrence of bus bunching in Pittsburgh for PAAC routes 61, 71, P1 and G2 during March 2016.

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See how them buses bunch

WPRDC’s Allegheny County Crash Data 2014

2 Nov

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Just a different, really clean view of the recently released Allegheny County Crash Data, created by WPRDC. This is the 2014 numbers only, but you can click between “All,” “Bicycles,” “Pedestrians,” and the heat map.

Find out more.

 

Allegheny County Bicycle Crash Data, 2010-2015

29 Sep

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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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