Thursday, April 1, 2010
Try bikewise--website for reporting bike crashes & hazards
Bikewise is a place to learn about and report bike crashes, hazards, and thefts. Although it was designed in Seattle, Washington, the site is meant to be useful anywhere in the world. It allows the self-reporting of hazards, crashes, and near-crashes along with notations about location, weather, circumstances, and whether or not the crash was reported to law enforcement. It can help our local DOT agencies locate hazards (potholes, etc.) and it can flush out crashes and near crashes that aren't reported or that occur off the right-of-way (driveways, parking lots, etc.). Thanks to Toni for bringing this to our attention, and to Dan, who's already posted several Lee County hazard spots on the "hazards" page. Check it out.