Gorski Consulting has observed that there is little or no public information about the number and characteristics of cyclist collisions that occur in London, Ontario. While only 13 cyclist collisions have been reported by official news media in the past five years, data from London’s Hospital emergency departments suggest that approximately 120 to 150 cyclists visit emergency departments in the past five years. No public information is available as to why these visits occur and with respect to what kind of incidents and injuries.

An interesting webinar is being advertised by the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) that will focus on this issue. The webinar, entitled “Analyzing Toronto Pedestrian and Cyclist Injuries”, slated for March 1, 2024, will present the research of two medical professionals, Dr. Linda Rothman, and Dr. Alison Macpherson from data collected in Toronto, Ontario for the five-year period of 2016 to 2021. The following description of the webinar is presented by CARSP:

While the internet is full of opinions about the causes of cyclist collisions these are generally made in a vacuum as no credible information exists. The CARSP research may be a starting point in clarifying some basics.