The Future of Cycling
Depending on whom you ask, women don’t bike in New York City because of their hair, or their heels, or their kids, or their work; or because it’s dangerous, or men in cars or men on bikes or men behind repair stands are condescending or close-minded or cloddish.
Whether or not any of those stereotypes is even remotely right, that premise is totally wrong. Women do bike in New York. More and more take to the streets each day. In fact, from daily commuters to spandex-clad racers to unrelenting advocates, the cyclists who are shaping tomorrow are more likely women than men.
But even that heartening fact misses the point: gender parity has never been a goal. It’s merely an indicator that lets us know we’ve won. When New York City’s cycling population matches its general population, we’ll have a city where biking has assumed its spot next to walking and transit in the pantheon of totally predictable ways to get around.
You Do the Math
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