The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Information Technology Agency (ITA) and the University of Southern California (USC) on a data analysis project regarding traffic collisions involving people walking and bicycling. USC allocated 23 graduate students and three professors to the semester-long research effort.
Last week, Government Technology Magazine honored the project with the 2015 Best of California Data Analysis award. It was presented at the California Technology Forum in Sacramento.
“L.A. strives to be the best-run city in the world. This project is more than innovative data analysis, it is about saving lives,” said Ted Ross, general manager of Information Technology Agency.
The study produced research for LADOT that will be useful for ongoing efforts at understanding the City’s overall collision landscape.
“We are grateful to all of our partners who help build a data-driven understanding of collisions citywide for the people of Los Angeles,” said Seleta Reynolds, general manager at LADOT. “We especially appreciate this team’s contribution to addressing the collisions affecting our most vulnerable populations, people walking and bicycling.”
The research will be contribute as LADOT builds a data-driven foundation for informing strategies to best address traffic deaths and injuries and help achieve Vision Zero goals: zero traffic fatalities by 2035.
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