May 12, 2015


Last week Bike Index founder Seth Herr announced that the registry's bike theft data is now available in map form. 

Visit and zoom in on a location of interest. The map will display the 100 most recent thefts in the area you're viewing, color-coded according to how long ago the theft occurred. Click on a color in the legend to filter by time period.

Here's D.C.:

In his announcement about the map, Herr touted it as "more than a pretty picture." In addition to its support of search and browsing through time, links back to the Bike Index reports about the thefts mapped.  

Look familiar??

It's easy to use and interesting from a data visualization standpoint, but, however well-executed and information-rich, a map of bike thefts still saddens me.

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