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Protected Bicycle Lanes, Everywhere.

Safe Lanes is a reporting tool and data analysis platform that lets you quickly, safely and accurately report blocked bicycle lane violations and pressure your city officials to do something about them.

Safe Lanes automatically reads the license plate in the photograph using optical character recognition as well as the location, date and time the photograph was taken saving you time and ensuring that violations are accurately reported. On average, it takes less than 6 seconds to report a blocked bike lane violation using our app. Many reporting apps, such as San Francisco's official 311 app, do not read the metadata embedded in the photograph which makes it difficult if not impossible for city officials to determine exactly where and when the violation occured.

Our platform also identifies areas that consistently experience a high number of violations at specific times of the day helping city officials optimize their limited enforcement resources. These insights are also shared with local planning officials to inform curbside management and determine loading zone placement in future bike lane designs.

Safe Lanes was concieved in April 2019 in the wake of the death of 30 year old Tess Rothstein who was crushed to death by a box truck in San Francisco while riding her bike in an unprotected bike lane. As more and more people abandon cars and embrace cycling as their primary mode of transportation, we believe that everyone has the right to a safe, comfortable path of travel via well designed, protected bicycle lanes.

Read more about the inspiration behind Safe Lanes.