Eric Gundersen, a developer in Washington, D.C., has created an application showing people the safest route home from bars and another that tells people about bike routes.
DC Bikes, which shows bike paths in the Washington area, and Stumble Safely, which shows the safest way to get home from bars at night there, were both developed using government data.
The article actually talks very little about DC or bikes,
In New York, for example, people have requested data on school violence, public restroom locations and bicycle accidents.
Still, asking for the data is often not enough. Software developers in New York have been unsuccessful in getting data feeds of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities from the Police Department, said Noel Hidalgo, who is director of technology innovation for the New York State Senate and has been working with developers on building city-data applications. He envisions applications that overlay accident information on city bike maps.
The picture below is the biggest DC element.