Why American women don’t bike to work

Why American women don’t bike to work
Why American women don’t bike to work

Why American women don’t bike to work

In the U.S., men are two-to-four times more likely to make a bicycle trip than women. Just one-quarter of bicycle commuters nationwide are women. But in the Netherlands, more women use bikes as a means of transportation. The theory has been that it’s because biking infrastructure in the Netherlands is better, so women feel more comfortable using bikes. But a new study takes that theory to task. We’ll talk with Kelcie Ralph, co-author of a UCLA study, “Honey Can You Pick Up Groceries on Your Way Home? Analyzing Activities and Travel in Non-Traditional Households.” (photo: Women bike to work during Denver’s Bike to Work Day encouraging residents to pedal for a purpose on June 25, 2014. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for goodnessknows/AP Images))