Cycling is a common form of transportation on Canadian roads and is also a recreational activity enjoyed by children, youth and adults, alike. While cycling has many benefits, including improved fitness, reduction of traffic congestion and air pollution, it can result in collisions, and in turn, injuries and fatalities.
Between 2009 and 2013, cycling resulted in over 285 fatalities on Canada’s roads. Promoting cyclist safety is imperative in reducing injuries and fatalities associated with cycling. This evidence-based collection provides an overview of cycling in Canada and measures to enhance cyclist safety through education, engineering and enforcement.