isthetreegreen.com was a quick-and-easy way for Mozilla developers to tell the state of the tree with a simple “Yes/No/Maybe”. There are lots of more detailed dashboards, but this site distilled all that info down to a simple one word.
isthebaybridgeopen.com is looking to do the same for local commuters. Even the font looks the same! I love how people in this area cope with big setbacks like this. 🙂
(For those of you not familiar with local bay area news, a bridge here is closed for emergency repairs. Its used by 280,000+ cars per day, so this is messing with local commute traffic patterns in a big way. More details here.)