More Protected Bike Lanes = More Women Cyclists, New Study Shows

  • Date: 05/25/2022


Protect them and they will bike.

Cycling by women increased 4 to 6 percent on roadways where the city build protected bike lanes, a new study reveals, further bolstering previous findings that dangerous streets are a prime cause of the gender gap in cycling.

Cross-referencing Citi Bike ridership data with the city’s bike infrastructure map, two European researchers found that the construction of protected bike lanes led to profound increases in bike riding by people identifying as female.

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