Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Ghost Cycles

Transportation is not all about cars, and with school start-up just around the corner, this Seattle project caught my attention, carrying me back to the pivotal “I see dead people” scene from Sixth Sense.

The Ghostcycle Project is the work of concerned citizens in Seattle to raise awareness regarding bicyclists. Seattle is one of the most bike-friendly cities in North America, but in an effort to continue improvements began to use the web to collect data from cyclists in the Seattle-area who have been involved in an accident while bicycling. “As the information began pouring in, patterns arose and we were able to identify and isolate trouble spots all over Seattle.” On August first “ghostcycles” began to appear at each of those trouble locations. Questions lead people to the Ghostcycle website where more information is available – end result: “… safer street for everyone.”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was one of the people involved in the ghostcycle.org project. Thanks for your kind words!