Women and cycling


Inclusive city cycling
Women: reducing the gender gap

Publication date: 2018
Ranking: useful

In their words:
“This report, focusing on women, is based on survey results from seven major cities.  It presents new data from “Bike Life” collected in 2017 that explores different factors relating to how cycling can make our cities more liveable.”

Some of the findings:

  • Men are twice as likely to use a bicycle for travel on a regular basis than women in all seven cities
  • Only 12% of women cycle once a week and 73% of women living in Bike Life cities never ride a bicycle
  • Safety and inadequate infrastructure are barriers to more women cycling
  • 74% of women living in Bike Life cities would like to see more investment spent on cycling
  • 76% of women who cycle or would like to start, would find cycle routes along the road (but physically separated from traffic) very useful to begin cycling or cycle more 79% of women support building more protected cycle lanes even if this means less space for other road traffic.

Download a copy of the report from Sustrans website

To obtain a copy in an alternative language or format
Please write to:
2 Cathedral Square
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Telephone: 0117 926 8893
Email: reception@sustrans.org.uk

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How to design a city for women

This report focuses on a transportation study in Vienna which highlighted the gender differences in the way different modes transportation are used and the perceptions and understanding of the urban area.








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