20 Jun '11, 2pm

Bicycling’s gender gap: It’s the economy, stupid #bikenomics

Bicycling’s gender gap: It’s the economy, stupid #bikenomics

If you only need to go to work and come home again, with little to carry and no stops along the way, then riding fast on fast roads is fine -- maybe even a welcome release from the stresses of the day. But whether you're male or female, when you add a kid or two and a stop for groceries and the need to arrive at the other end smelling okay, you'd better believe you're going to take a mellower route if there is one, and the car if there isn't. (And about that fear thing: Women are more likely than men to admit to fear, for instance, about going the dentist . Just because men don't rank safety concerns highly in a survey doesn't mean they are excited to ride on bad infrastructure.)

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-06-20-bicyclings-gender-...

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