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February 22, 2013

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February 22, 2013

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Reference for Stat?

Hey there, can you post the original study where you got the 60% of people in cities are interested in biking? I'd love to share! Thanks!

Candice more than 1 year ago

It's contagious

I just biked home from a doctor appointment. I passed two ladies, about my age (60), walking on the sidewalk. They looked at me, then at each other, and I know what they were thinking: "Hey, we could do that!" Why? Because I'm not young, I'm not male, I am wearing regular clothes, no helmet, have my purse in a basket on the front, and I'm sitting upright on a big gel-filled saddle that's perfect if you've had several children.

The only problem in our town is lack of money for bike paths. The will is there, but the money is not.

Casey more than 1 year ago

more biz by bike

If more places were safer to get to by bicycle, had "cycling specific" clothing that was fashionable and that didn't look so "cycling specific", made a bicycle that was comfortable and bulletproof that gave the rider a bit more confidence on the road, easy to ride and lock up...

I think the point here is ease of use. I feel that currently, it feels safer in a car for a lot of people, it's easy to just jump in and get to a place where you want to be. If cycling was easy like that... or potentially so, I feel that the ladies would come out more often for errands, shopping and so on. Also, it's nice to have someone to ride with to do this, either leisurely or going to the store. Safety in numbers.

ted more than 1 year ago

sexism

Someone over on reddit thinks you are sexist because of assumptions you make about why women don't ride as much as men.

http://www.reddit.com/r/bicycling/comments/1a30fd/future_of_city_cycling_must_be_focused_on_women/c8tos66

What do you think of that?

Dave more than 1 year ago