August 30, 2013
Source: League of American Bicyclists
Comfort and convenience are two major factors in getting more women on bikes.
In our latest Women Bike report, “Women on a Roll,” we can see how important these two elements are to bridging the gender gap in bicycling. Yesterday, we took a closer look at “comfort” and “convenience,” hosting a webinar with two expert researchers in the field: Jennifer Dill of Portland State University and Susan Handyof University of California, Davis.
Their research on women’s attitudes toward bicycling provided great insight for the report, and we were able to delve more deeply into their findings. We learned more about the bike facilities women tend to flock to, why women tend to have less of a positive attitude toward bicycling, and the strategies to help make bicycling more comfortable for everyone.