Since Mayor Emanuel took office, the city has overhauled the City’s data portal, data.cityofchicago.org, which now hosts more than 400 datasets and has been viewed 2.5 million times.
To commence a new phase in the City’s ongoing efforts to increase transparency and accountability, the City is also releasing 21 new datasets to the City’s data portal. These datasets include the Chicago Traffic Tracker, which will provide data on traffic congestion on Chicago’s arterial streets in real-time by continuously monitoring and analyzing GPS traces received from Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses. Congestion estimates will be produced every ten minutes to measure the current estimated speed for about 1250 segments covering 300 miles of arterial roads.
In addition to Traffic Tracker, the City is releasing a lookup table that will enable residents to determine whether any environmental records exist for a given address, a map of locations in Chicago where residents can drop off recycling, a map of liquor moratorium districts in the city, and a database of abandoned vehicle service requests. Full descriptions and links are included with this release.
21 new datasets
Chicago Department of Transportation
Chicago Public Health
- Environmental Holds on City Issued Permits
- Asbestos and Demolition Notification
- Environmental Complaints
- Environmental Inspections
- Environmental Permits
- CDPH Storage Tanks
- Environmental Enforcement
- Environmental Records Lookup Table
Streets and Sanitation
- Blue Cart Recycling Service Areas Map (shp)(KML)
- Blue Cart Recycling Dropoff Sites (shp)(KML)
- 311 Service Requests – Abandoned Vehicles
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection