Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.79
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Victoria
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
BikeMaps.org is a tool for mapping bike collisions and near misses and is built with free and open-source tools. It was created at the Spatial Pattern Analysis and Research (SPAR) Lab in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. Launched in 2014, it has grown considerably with collisions being reported in many different countries and is now translated into several languages. The goal of BikeMaps is to map peoples' cycling experience to make biking safer. These individuals who contribute to the map know local cycling trouble spots and this application provides a tool to map them. Their knowledge of cycling safety, hazards, and even bike thefts will be analyzed using GIS and statistics to identify hot spots of cycling safety, risk, and crime. BikeMaps now has dedicated staff who are constantly updating their maps and technology as well as continuing to build and promote the tool.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
BikeMaps.org: a global tool for collision and near miss mapping (journal article): http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2015.00053/full

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