Bicycling’s gender gap: It’s the economy, stupid [via Grist]

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20 JUN 2011 10:03 AM

This is the ninth column in a series focusing on the economics of bicycling.
That uptick in bicycling numbers you've been hearing about nationwide?
It's mostly men.
A recent paper looked at cycling demographic trends and found that, on average, nearly all the new riders on U.S. roads in the past 20 yearshave been men between the ages of 25 and 64.
Meanwhile, the rate of women on the roads has held steady, with 24 percent of bike trips nationwide made by women in 2009 (according to the national travel survey for that year).


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