Friday, August 7, 2015
Mind the gap: encourage women to bike
A gender gap exists in urban cycling, and we need to do something about it. If you observe cyclists locally, you're more likely to spot some middle-aged white dude soft-pedalling through traffic than a lass bunny-hopping over a curb. Female bicyclists are an indicator of the bike-friendliness of our region, and bike friendliness encourages ridership. I suspect everyone knows by now that bicycling improves health, reduces road accidents, and lowers carbon emissions, so it's not hard to appreciate why we should encourage more of it. Read more.