Comment 116768

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted March 03, 2016 at 15:04:31 in reply to Comment 116766

For fatalities, Hamilton was compared to Brampton, London, Mississauga, Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor. All reasonable large cities to compare with. The relative risk for pedestrian and cycling commuters (based on Stats Can figures) puts us at the second worst, after Windsor and just ahead of London.

If you are concerned about fluctuations because of small numbers, just look at injuries.

Since injuries are typically 100 times higher than deaths, sensitivity due to fluctuations +/-1 is not an issue with injuries.

And, compared with overall Ontario statistics, the risk to pedestrians in Hamilton is 42% higher and 81% higher for cyclists. These are not small deviations and are consistent with the deaths statistics!

Perhaps someone can post a link to the full report ... I could only find the summaries.

According to the WHO Canada is also doing poorly compared to other countries in ensuring infrastructure is safe for pedestrians and cyclists:

"While 77 per cent of United Nations countries carry out safety audits to ensure the safety of road infrastructure projects for cyclists and pedestrians, Canada does not ..."

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-03-03 15:24:49

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