The population of Canada is aging. This carries two main challenges for the efforts to promote safe active travel. First, it should make the promotion of active travel more difficult, as the use of active travel modes decreases with age. Secondly, it should call for greater efforts to ensure the safety of active travel, as older people tend to be more vulnerable to collisions resulting in death or serious injuries when they are involved. In this document, we analyze these challenges and outline a few courses of action.