“Building safe cycling infrastructure such as separated bike lanes will increase overall ridership, but can also be “a critical factor in increasing cycling by women,” the authors said.
A recent Forum Research poll found that while a majority of respondents supported the Bloor bike lanes project, it was particularly popular with women (62 per cent) compared to men (49 per cent).
“The main issue really is to make it safer for everybody,” said Smith Lea.
“The more infrastructure you put in, the more likely that women are to cycle.”
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