Crash data is readily available and accessible for public use through government information databases. Crash data typically entails vehicle-related injuries and fatalities that were reported to police authorities. But what about unreported incidents--incidents that only require exchange of contact and insurance information, incidents that may not involve an injury or injuries that might not have been reported? As a way to understand perceptions and experiences of safety in communities, UC Berkeley SafeTREC is developing an online data tool that allows people to self-report incidents, near-misses and transportation safety issues. Street Story was designed as a community engagement tool to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Street Story is being piloted in Bakersfield and Kern County in partnership with Bike Bakersfield and Kern Medical Center. Street Story will be widely available for California in Fall 2018.
For more information, please visit Street Story here.
To test the tool, please go to the test site here.
For statistics and maps regarding police reported crashes, please see TIMS (Transportation Injury Mapping System).
Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).