Recognize that most fatalities in urban areas are with various "issues" that most reading this web site do not have. Examples would be wrong-way riding, riding at night without lights or reflectors, and impaired riding. These folks are riding bikes because they have no alternative. They are not thinking about safety in the way folks commenting on these numbers are. The danger to experienced road riders is MUCH lower.I found this listing of cities inspire me to ask a lot of questions.
Does this include the popular bicycle rentals?
Any bike advocacy going on in these cities?
Any efforts on vehicle vs. bike rider education?
Many other Qs.