Monday, March 22, 2010

It's Good to Feel Needed

The bicycle buzz continues. USDOT Secretary LaHood announced his commitment to bicycling and alternative modes of transportation at the National Bike Summit, followed by a statement that federal transportation priorities were changing for the better. This year also saw the launch of national movements Cities for Cycling and People for Bikes.

Several themes pervade the discussion: differences in cycling from country to country, safety issues, how to redesign bicycle facilities into existing cities. And women. Why do fewer women currently ride bicycles than men? What does this say about bicycle infrastructure, equipment, and culture? And how can we change it?

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals is conducting a survey to find out. Women and girls: be heard! Take the survey and forward it on to everyone you know. It's not just for women who cycle; they want to hear from people who don't ride, or who no longer do.

Then, sign up for the free webinar: Writing Women Back into Bicycling. Wednesday, March 31, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EDT. There may be a local viewing party - I'll keep you posted.


  1. Women on bikes are the new black!

    Wish I could go to the viewing party. :)

  2. I'm from Austin, Texas but currently biking around in Amsterdam. How is the bike culture in Atlanta? I also started a biker series in Amsterdam if you are interested!

  3. @Dottie - host your own viewing party! It's free! But you are also welcome to join us in Atlanta. :)

    @Sarah - the bike culture in Atlanta is small, I would say, but growing and heading in a positive direction.