It’s Not Just a Man’s World

“In fact, many European researchers say the test of a mature bike-sharing program is when women outnumber men. In the Netherlands, 52 percent of riders are women. Instead of promoting helmet use, European cycling advocates say, cities should be setting up safer bike lanes to slow traffic or divert it entirely from downtown areas. “Riding in New York or Australia is like running with the bulls — it’s all young males,” says Julian Ferguson, a spokesman for the European Cyclists’ Federation. And that’s in part what makes it dangerous.” –Elisabeth Rosenthal (The New York Times, To Encourage Biking, Cities Lose the Helmets, Sep 2012)

As Provo continues to grow, I hope to see more female cyclists on the road.

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