IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Multiplication of Bicycle Delivery Services and Health and Safety Issues of Working Cyclists: Developing Good Practices


The activities of the bicycle courier industry carry significant health and safety risks. These risks are relatively undocumented, despite the multiplication of delivery services using cyclists. Moving, food delivery and even fast food services have joined ranks with traditional bicycle courier sercvices.

The purpose of this research is to document the increase in delivery practice and bicycle trades and existing forms of work organization. The researchers will also document the road risks associated with delivery and cases of accidents and near misses, and define the factors in play. This information should be useful for identifying potential prevention measures as well as good practices for improving the safety of working cyclists.

This research will be funded under a call for proposals launched by the IRSST in 2015 on the prevention of work-related traffic accidents.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2015-0069
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2020
  • Ugo Lachapelle (Université du Québec à Montréal )