Monday, October 20, 2008


As usual, scooped by! But, I thought I should alert my 5 loyal readers who might otherwise have missed it. I've been working on a web-based tool to collect and organize cyclers' experiences with collisions, close calls, and trouble spots on Portland's roads. The hope is that "hard" data on bike safety--however imperfect--might help us make better decisions about allocating local resources. If nothing else, it should spark some interesting discussion.

Take a look if you're interested:

Introducing B-SMART; a close call reporting tool (at

Ride safe!