Written in cooperation between the European Cyclists’ Federation, the Fietsersbond (the Dutch
Cyclists‘ Union) and the Cyklistforbundet, (the Danish Cyclists’ Federation), this guide seeks to collate
and advocate for the adoption of best practice measures regarding road user behaviour, infrastructure
design, safe vehicles and the management of road infrastructure. Whilst non-exhaustive, a wide variety
of topics are covered, representing the areas most relevant to policymakers, safety campaigners and
anyone with an interest in improving road user safety.
While car occupant fatalities have dropped by 50% over the past ten years, cycling fatalities have
stalled at around 25% as a total of all fatalities and have even increased slightly over some time
periods (in 2014 for example). This means that whilst Europe has made good progress generally in
reducing cycling fatalities, they are not keeping pace with fatality reductions in other transport modes.