What do women want?

What do women want? (How to get more cyclists on the road)

This article in the Scientific American suggests that the proportion of women who cycle in a locality is the best measure to determine if that place is cycle friendly. If women’s concerns about safety and utility are addressed a better cycling environment results. Women will choose quiet residential streets with special traffic calming features for bicycles over more direct routes, which demand riding in on-street bike lanes.

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