Cycle Industry News)
Mark Sutton31 January, 2020
The European Transport Safety Council has call for urgent action to protect those making active travel choices as it has been revealed cyclist deaths have fallen eight times as slowly as deaths in motor vehicles across Europe.
The authors of a new report on the topic found that on EU roads 19,450 cyclists lost their lives, as well as 51,300 pedestrians. Deaths among motor vehicle occupants fell, on average, by 3.1% per year between 2010 and 2018, while the rate for cyclists was only an average 0.4% reduction.
The Safety Council attributes the figures both to a growth in cycling levels, but also primarily a failure by numerous EU Governments, local authorities and even motor vehicle makers to invest in safety measures,