**** HRM Media Release
Open data on traffic collisions now available
The Halifax Regional Municipality has released a new dataset on traffic collisions as part of an ongoing commitment to providing public access to data created and managed by the municipality.
This dataset includes all collision data from 2018-present. This data is used to understand where collisions happen, and what conditions lead to collisions at particular locations. This information allows the municipality to target countermeasures in the areas that need them most to help prevent fatal and injury collisions for all road users.
The addition of this dataset brings the total number of open data datasets to 141. A wide range of data can be sourced for free through the catalogue, such as transit routes and schedule data, solid waste collection schedules, and area rates.
The open data initiative was first launched in early 2014 to help improve resident engagement and enhance transparency on municipal data. The program was formalized by Regional Council later that year through the adoption of Administrative Order 2014-006-ADM Respecting Open Data.
For more information on the municipality’s open data program, and to access all the data sets, please visit http://catalogue-hrm.opendata.arcgis.com/