Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
...This is the fourth cyclist that has been killed here this year ...
that seems like a lot for Edmonton for a year. Maybe it's an unusual spike?
BC pop is about 4 million and Albertas is 3?
I know in BC, the average total of deaths for cyclists in the whole province is 6.
If I remember right, for all of Alberta, motorist and passenger deaths number about 300 per year, pedestrians about 40 a year, motorcyclists about 10, and pedal cyclists number about 4 a year.
Could it be that those 4 deaths were for the whole province?
Also, to put things in a bit more perspective, I read this from the Alberta Bicycle Association.
In 1996, for every cyclist that died, 1436 Albertans died of cardiovascular disease, 77 motorists and 9 pedestrians died.
Considering that the article mentioned that it was likely that the problem was an intoxicated driver, maybe it's more of a societle problem. Doesn't matter if your walking, riding or driving. A drunk could get you.
Last edited by closetbiker; 12-09-07 at 06:34 PM.