This contour map casts a simplified geographic picture of bicycle accidents across the city of Boston. Incidentally, most of the crash hotspots align with highway entrances/exits, busy and poorly mark...
ed intersections, or surface-level public transit corridors. Interestingly, this map illuminates the relative safety of the Boston Common, and more importantly, the relative danger of biking in the streets surrounding the park. This has interesting political implications, as the municipal government recently redoubled its efforts to keep cyclists out of the Common. Assuming the trends on this map hold true in 2014, the exclusion of cyclists from the Common will only increase accidents in the immediate vicinity of the park.
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