The Chicago Tribune article of May 12, 2015, titled “Silent rides to honor bicyclists who were injured or died in accidents” highlights the number of bicycle accidents that have occurred in recent years in Elmhurst, Lombard, and Downers Grove.
The Active Transportation Alliance has analyzed the most recent data provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation to learn more about bicycle accidents. According to its analysis, there were 14 bicycle accidents with injuries in Elmhurst in 2012, 13 in 2011, and 16 in 2010.
In Downers Grove, the number of bicycle accidents with injuries was 10 in 2012, 8 in 2011, and 10 in 2010. In Lombard, where the Elmhurst Bicycle Club will conduct its ride, the number was 11 in 2012, 9 in 2011 and 14 in 2010.
DuPage County bicycle accidents are summarized on this site under in the “DuPage County bicycle accidents” category.
With regard to bicycling safety, Elman Law Group recently published a post titled “Safety Issues Regarding The Beginning Of The Chicago Bicycle Season,” which discusses various aspects for safe bicycling and included reference to another post that highlighted the safety benefits of wearing a bicycle helmet.