Of all American cities, the District has one of the highest percentages of its bike commuters who are women, an important sign of bike-friendliness for all genders in any city.
Bike infrastructure can make a difference in enticing commuters to cycle, as can driver behavior and the availability of showers. Some interesting evidence suggests drivers also treat women on bikes better if they’re wearing street clothes, feminine helmets, and skirts.
University of Oregon masters student Kory Northrup created this terrific infographic showing statistics about bicycling in various states and major cities:
[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]
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