TransBASE is an online database and analytical tool that facilitates a data-driven approach to understanding and addressing transportation-related health issues. The San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability (SFDPH-PHES) has developed TransBASE to inform solutions to transportation problems. It currently includes over 200 spatially referenced variables from multiple agencies and across a range of geographic scales, including infrastructure, transportation, zoning, sociodemographic, and collision data, all linked to an intersection or street segment.
It utilizes an open source relational database management system designed to provide analytical solutions for transportations problems in an effort to inform public and private efforts to improve transportation system safety and public health. The long-term goal is for TransBase to serve as the central data repository for all public health-related transportation data; to be a free and open data resource for the general public to use; and to support interagency collaboration, data standards, and data sharing within San Francisco.