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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))

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