A compelling blog post about women and cycling culled from streetsblog by the president of the Toronto Cyclists Union.
A reminder women are not well served transportation tools
"I’ve been asked why I link my cycling advocacy to women’s issues—and at times I am hesitant to do so. But in the literature on safe streets, the number of women cycling is seen as an indicator of safety and convenience. Women take more short trips then men. They are more likely pick up children, run errands, or accompany elderly parents to appointments. ........Something is broken with our transportation system, and catering to the private automobile is not the solution."