Bicycles and personal mobilicy devices

While active mobility is being promoted, by bicycle or on foot, personal mobility devices (PMDs) are arriving. The PMDs cover motorized (electric scooters, segways, gyro-pods, etc.) or non-motorized vehicles (rollerblades, classic scooters, skate boards, etc.). In 2021, 24 people were killed in motorized PMDs, compared to 227 cyclists (including 25 pedelec users) and 414 pedestrians. Among these 414 pedestrians, 3 non-motorized PMD users are recorded.

The risk of a cyclist being killed per hour spent in traffic is three times higher than for a car user but 10 times lower than for a motorcyclist. The risk of being seriously injured is 16 times higher than for a car user but 8 times lower than for a powered-two wheeler. The most serious injuries are head injuries, hence the importance of wearing a helmet.

cyclists and EDP on the green lane