Monday, July 27, 2009

A Sad Tally Indeed

Discrete distribution of Golden Gate Bridge Suicides. Locations plotted to the nearest light pole. The bay side is more popular than the ocean side. Any conjectures as to why? From via

1 comment:

John said...

Bike trail is on the ocean side. That makes it easier for a meddling/concerned bystander to speed up and stop a jumper potentially. Bay side has the pedestrian sidewalk. Timing pedestrian/jogger bystanders is easier and less prone to jumper error. I've never been there but I would also imagine it's used less than the biker/ocean side. Someone jumping on the ocean side may be looking to get saved, if there are more people on that side; a more determined jumper may use the bay side, if it's used less.