Gender Gap

July 20, 2015, 8am PDT
New York City's bike share program, Citi Bike, enjoys a greater percentage of female cyclists that the city as a whole, but still only reaches 25 percent. The problem is typical of bike share programs in the United States.
The New York Times N.Y. / Region
May 11, 2015, 8am PDT
A survey of the relevant studies, articles, and ideas about why women ride bikes so much less than men.
Urbanful
October 6, 2014, 5am PDT
Answering the question of why more women in the United States don't bike, researchers find that infrastructure and design only explains some of the gender gap. Another obstacle for women: a higher share of chores and child-supporting car trips.
The Guardian Bike Blog
July 10, 2014, 9am PDT
Even Andrews reports on the unsafe environment that women encounter while on their bikes—and the organizations and people who are working to make the roads safer from harassment.
Grist
April 16, 2014, 1pm PDT
Women are less likely to ride bikes than males in the United States, and part of the complicated issues of gender and biking have at least partly to do with perceptions. A recent article examines what it means to be “feminine” while riding a bike.
Atlantic Cities
April 9, 2014, 1pm PDT
A website called I Quant NY has produced a string of posts examining recent ridership data released by Citi Bike. The visualizations and maps produced by the site make a good case for the value of open data.
I Quant NY
August 15, 2012, 1pm PDT
Caroline Davies reports on the development of a women-only industrial city in Saudi Arabia, that the government hopes will give women a more prominent role in their country's development while maintaining their second-class status.
The Guardian
March 5, 2012, 11am PST
To mark the upcoming anniversary of International Women's Day, Sarah Morrison investigates the best and worst places around the world to be a woman.
The Independent