Map: Children’s automobile ‘accidents’ in Detroit


Not much more explanation is needed for this William Bunge map. The important and critical piece is his question: “If you can predict an event, why call it an accident?” I feel like this can easily be applied to many issues in Detroit. Many crises were predictable, yet there was a lack of interest to act. Bunge reminds us that we need to utilize data to better predict and improve conditions for all residents of Detroit. In many ways the city’s environment can be improved to assist in the health and well-being of residents.

2 thoughts on “Map: Children’s automobile ‘accidents’ in Detroit

  1. I believe the accident dots are flipped the wrong way. Shouldn’t they be located on the road network? Why are they in the river?

  2. Pingback: Map: Citywide pattern of children’s pedestrian deaths & injuries by automobiles | DETROITography

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