Maryland’s Stress Map Helps Cyclists Avoid Scary Streets—And Demand Change

Since it was published last year, the map has become both a guide and an advocacy tool. Local cyclists can plan their trip to avoid the most trafficked roads, and point to the map to show local policymakers where cycling is close to impossible. (Hearing is one thing, and seeing a map snaked with intimidating red is another.) It’s so helpful, the map just won the transportation planning award from the American Planning Association, presented today at the group’s annual conference in New York City.