2 injury accidents out of 3 occur in urban areas, representing 1 person killed out of 3 and 1 hospitalized person out of 2.
Urban road safety indicators identify accidents that occurred over the period 2015-201 in municipalities constituting metropolitan areas or urban communities with more than 150,000 inhabitants. These 53 urban communities outside Paris and the Greater Region represented an average of 12 people killed each.
In urban areas, two out of three people killed are vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists and powered two wheelers). This proportion reaches more than three-quarters for some cities: Sophia Antipolis, Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, Cannes Pays de Lérins, Toulon Provence Méditerranée, Métropole du Grand Nancy, Saint-Étienne Métropole, Caen la Mer and Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole.
- 33% of fatalities are pedestrians. Their modal share (in terms of number of trips) varies from 24% for Bordeaux to 46% for Paris. In Métropole du Grand Nancy, Metz Métropole, Grand Paris and Saint-Étienne Métropole, pedestrians represent 40% of the people killed.
- 10% of fatalities are cyclists. The modal share of cycling (in terms of number of trips) ranges from 0.3% for Saint-Étienne to 8% for Strasbourg, where cyclists represent 21% of fatalities (Eurometropole de Strasbourg). For Rennes Metropole, the share of cyclists in mortality is 22% for a modal share of 4%.
- 28% of the people killed were powered two wheelers for a modal share (in terms of number of trips) of less than 4%. In some metropolitan areas, one in two killed users is a powered two-wheeler : Cannes-Pays de Lérins, Nice Côte d'Azur and Sophia Antipolis.