Hey ladies- the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) wants to hear from you. APBP is interested in gathering input on transportation cycling issues through a survey targeting women and girls.
Why? Because according to this article in 'Scientific American,' women are considered an “indicator species” for how bike-friendly a city really is. This is the case for several reasons, including:
- Studies show that women are less willing to take risks than men, meaning they require a fairly safe bike infrastructure before they'll consider riding.
- Women also do most of the child care and household shopping, which means bike routes need to be organized around practical urban destinations to make a difference.
So if you're a woman, please take this survey. It doesn't matter if you ride or not. It should only take about ten minutes. And when you're done, please pass it on to other women you know. Again, it doesn't matter if they are bicyclists or not.