Map Monday: US Road Fatalities, 2004 – 2013

Via Citylab, here’s an interactive map showing all the deaths on roads for the entire country for a decade. A data researcher named Max Galka made it, and it has over 370,000 data points, one for each fatality. Wow.


I zoomed in on Central Minnesota here. Duluth and Lake Superior are at the top right. You can play around with the whole thing online, and the data is color-coded and icon’d to match type of death.

For example, here’s zooming in on the Twin Cities.


Can you find Snelling or Franklin? Spot the freeways?

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.