Risk for cyclists has hardly decreased in the last ten years: eight times more likely to die than car occupants

In 2021, there were 207 road deaths among cyclists in the Netherlands. This is approximately 36% of the total number of road deaths. The risk of a fatal crash as a cyclist is more than eight times higher than for a car occupants. This risk has barely decreased over the past ten years.

Especially elderly people are involved in bicycle crashes. Cyclists of 60 years or older make up almost three-quarters of the fatal and seriously injured bicycle victims.

Read more in the updated SWOV fact sheet 'Cyclists'.