I’ll read just about anything if it has “bicycle” somewhere in its headline. While I’m not so sure all the logic in this Grist piece stands up, I think the general point is right: Women bike less, not because they’re women, but because women as a group experience more of the barriers that keep people off bikes. Like she says:
“Bicycling is, in much of the car-centric U.S., either a privilege or a punishment. That’s why more women aren’t bicycling. It isn’t because we’re fearful and vain; it’s because we’re busy and broke and our transportation system isn’t set up for us to do anything but drive.”
“Busy and broke” and a “transportation system [that] isn’t set up for us to do anything but drive” are reasons that apply to a lot of people, not just women.