Safe Lanes – A platform for improving San Francisco’s bicycle lane network.

One month ago I created Safe Lanes, a platform to monitor and analyze the public reporting of blocked bicycle lanes on the streets of San Francisco. Here’s why I created it and what I’ve learned so far.

On any given day in San Francisco approximately 40–50 reports of vehicles blocking bicycle lanes are reported to 311, the city’s public health service. This is alarming because every time a motorist drives into or obstructs a bicycle lane, they force cyclists to merge into fast moving vehicle traffic…