Near miss incident analysis tools for cyclists, law enforcement, traffic planners and government agencies

This short video provides an overview of CyclistVideoEvidence.com’s near miss incident analysis tools for cyclists, law enforcement, traffic planners and government agencies, and how our tools helped create innovative community partnerships for securing competitive grant funding advantages and road safety improvement initiatives.

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8 Comments

  1. Rob on January 30, 2024 at 5:52 pm

    What an amazing resource for safe alternative transportation advocates! “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and seeing the map tells a powerful story in a few seconds. Local bike shops and cycling clubs should spread the word.

  2. Greg Wahl on January 31, 2024 at 12:45 pm

    Great tool but how is this different than bikemaps.org?

    • Craig Davis on January 31, 2024 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Greg,

      There are major differences that could fill a long article but here are just a few reasons CVE’s Incident Management System (IMS) is the most powerful system for cyclists, government agencies and law enforcement to create safe shared streets.

      – Their tool is anonymous which means anyone can submit incident reports and corrupt their data. CVE’s IMS is a fully authenticated system where members enroll in our free membership and are therefore fully known participants. This means there is no potential for corrupting our near miss data.

      – They do not use video evidence which means all of their data is subjective.

      – Once a cyclist submits an incident report to their system, that’s all they can do. This video shows that submitting an incident report to CVE’s IMS is only the beginning of using our powerful tools to edit, update, create chronological and historical records for each incident report, provide cyclists with a map of their submitted incident reports and the ability to print their map to share with law enforcement and government agencies, enable cyclists to print each incident report to share with law enforcement, enable cyclists to search all of the data fields in all of their incident reports to perform deep data analyses, enable cyclists to search for repeat offenders, and enable deep incident analysis with our new charts as shown in this video. These are only some of the powerful tools as shown in this video.

      – We work with our members to help shepherd their incidents to and through the legal system which is why our system is built for the entire case life cycle as shown in this video. You can read many of our articles detailing our boots-on-the-ground work helping our members with all local law enforcement agencies and district attorneys.

      – You can read our articles detailing how we worked to set legal precedents that have been leveraged by cyclists across California.

      – You can read our articles about initiating the first civil grand jury investigation into systemic anti-cyclist bias across law enforcement and the legal system, and how the civil grand jury confirmed this bias.

      – We work with local, state and federal government agencies, and law enforcement, to create innovative community partnerships and near miss education and awareness campaigns, as detailed in this video and in our articles.

      – We provide immersive training and support ranging from camera and video technology, to video editing software and file management, to file sharing with law enforcement and government agencies.

      – We provide training, support and resources to enable innovative community partnerships with law enforcement and government agencies as demonstrated by our member’s initiatives in this video.

      – We provide pilot programs for towns, cities and counties to develop a critical mass of cyclists that then become community influencers, like our member in this video, modelling the power of cycling with cameras, submitting near miss incident reports and generating high resolution and objective near miss incident data.

      – You can see from their map that they are a Canadian organization with the overwhelming majority of incidents in Canada. They show a total of 45 incidents for the entire San Francisco Bay region, and only some of those are near miss incidents while others are hazards and bike thefts.

      – We are a US based national organization, so we are deeply immersed in local, state and federal laws, processes and programs.

      We are fans of all cycling safety organizations, so we prefer to support others working toward our shared goal of creating safe shared streets, but since you asked, there are major differences that need to be highlighted.

      As this list shows, creating safe shared streets is about much more than just a powerful Incident Management System, but our powerful IMS is the engine that enables all of our work.

  3. Bruce Dughi on January 31, 2024 at 8:05 pm

    Very powerful video–thanks. I particularly like the contrast of CVE Incident Management System with SWITRS. There is so much more info on the Incident Management System with just 1 cyclist. As you say, there would be a gold mine of info if all cyclists recorded their incidents. The videos offer objective data to both law enforcement and public works to change behavior before someone gets killed or maimed! Thanks for revealing the power of this tool! Cheers.

  4. stlubin on February 2, 2024 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you for this video. It helped me better understand how CVE’s Incident Management Tool can be an effective way to analyze near miss data. If police and planners used the collected information from many users it would greatly enhance their understanding of what cyclists experience on the roads. Perhaps they could then work to minimize the incidents of vehicular violence and unlock the great potential for cycling to replace destructive vehicle trips.

  5. Elaine Salinger on February 8, 2024 at 8:41 am

    This is a well done, concise introduction to Cyclist Video Evidence. It also articulates how important it is to have a data bank that is complete and accurate, and it illustrates how inadequate SWITRS is. SWITRS is the website that police and city planners use. This makes no sense! Police and City Planners need to use CVE and SWITRS.
    And we need to let more cyclists know about the power of entering their incidents in the Cyclist Video Evidence website. How can we help do this?

    • Craig Davis on February 8, 2024 at 8:57 am

      First and foremost, join our free membership, ride with a camera and submit all of your near miss incident reports to our Incident Management System.

      Then, like Steve in the video, share your near miss incident reports and map with law enforcement, Public Works, your local traffic planners, bicycle and pedestrian advisory committees, County Supervisors, local government officials and agencies interested in active transportation, road safety improvement grant funding agencies, and anyone else interested in helping to create safe shared streets.

      Encourage all cyclists to join our free membership, ride with a camera and submit all of their near miss incident reports to our Incident Management System.

      You can also share the link to this video with your local media and everyone listed above so they understand the issues you raised.

      Thanks Elaine!

  6. Tony Stieber on April 16, 2024 at 11:12 am

    No action to improve bicycle safety will be taken in the absence of data. Anecdotal data helps, but having a database of incidents along with video evidence is what we really need to demonstrate the need for safer streets. While working on street infrastructure, we also need to understand driver psychology and physiology – specifically how distractions affect driving, visual obstructions caused by car design, visual street clutter, and the limitations of the human visual system. I would like to see in depth interviews of non-hostile drivers to understand why drivers so often fail to recognize the presence of bicyclists and motorbike riders.

    This database is a great start!

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