Bike rider fatality report 2001-2020
Urgent improvements to our roads, safer speed limits and more in-depth data are all needed to help reduce the number of bike rider lives lost in Australia, a new Bicycle Network report has found.
An analysis of Australian road deaths information found that 42 people lost their life while riding a bike in 2020 and that the average number of people who lose their life while riding each year has not changed since 2001.
Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards said that governments need to address the risks that cause people to lose their lives on our roads.
“Everyone deserves to come home from a bike ride. Whether it’s an inner-city commute or a road ride in the country, you should be able to come home through the front door with a smile on your face,” said Mr Richards.
“To do this we need to give people more room to ride on high speed and regional roads, create safer speed limits in built-up urban areas and collect