As the City of Philadelphia nears the end of its Lincoln Drive Restoration Project, I decided to take a look at the actual car accident data that influenced a restoration in the first place.
Data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation was downloaded for years 2016 – 2019. These public data sets were turned into shapefiles and focused into car accidents that occurred within 100 feet of the Lincoln Drive Corridor. The Lincoln Drive Corridor is defined as the entrance to Wissahickon Drive that turns into Lincoln Drive, the Emlen Street connection to North Lincoln Drive and Cresheim Valley Drive.
The shapefiles are represented both as heat maps and point clusters.
In total from 2016 to 2019, 364 car accidents have been reported along this corridor. Three car accident hot spots are highlighted; 1. – Fork at Cresheim Valley Dr, Emlen St, and North Lincoln Dr; 2. – Most eastern curve on Lincoln Dr; 3. – Southern most curver at the entrance to Lincoln Dr.