Sarah Maycock illustration accompanying an article looking the experiences of cyclists in cities around the world on the Wellcome Trust’s Mosaic website. A comparison is given of the different experiences and the following statistics are given providing a clear view on the long way some cities have to go in terms of cyclist safety.
Annual fatalities per 10,000 daily cyclists:
Copenhagen 0.3 Amsterdam 0.4 Vancouver 0.9 Toronto 1.3 Portland 1.9 Montréal 2.0 Paris 8.2 London 11.0 New York 37.6.
(All 2010 except Paris, London and New York, 2009.)
Figures come from John Pucher and Ralph Buehler’s book City Cycling.
I’d like to know the figures for Australian cities.