U.S. DOT Challenge

Making transportation information more accessible and useful to community leaders around the country.

Community advocates often have a difficult time compiling and distributing complete information about the transportation issues their neighborhoods are facing. Without the right data, these advocates have a hard time effectively engaging with local governments to drive positive change in their communities. The U.S. DOT worked with mySidewalk to provide access to mySidewalk’s powerfully simple map templates, giving users a complete picture of neighborhood transportation data.

Crash fatalities

This template addresses how transportation planners across the country can better focus efforts to increase transportation safety and mobility.

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Cost of commuting

This template depicts transportation costs as a percentage of income alongside transit modes and housing costs: this information provides a comprehensive look at what residents spend or save depending on how far they live from where they work.

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Mobility and poverty

This template addresses transportation as a means to access opportunity by identifying areas in your community that have a high concentration of households both below the poverty level and without access to a vehicle.

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Access to employment

This template depicts the employment access index and provides an accurate measure of both job opportunity and job access.

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