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ITS Friday Transportation Seminar: The Cycling Gender Gap: What do Sex, Power, and Fashion Have to Do With It?

Lecture | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

Jennifer Dill, Portland State University

Institute of Transportation Studies

In larger urban areas in the US, women make up only about one-third or fewer of the adults who bicycle for transportation. This is in contrast to major bicycling cities such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam where a gender gap in bicycling is non-existent. For cycling to make a major contribution to improving the sustainability of US urban areas, the gender gap must be addressed. This talk will discuss the history of women and the bicycle in the US, then draw upon national statistics and research from Portland, Oregon to explain why girls and women are not bicycling for transportation and what might change that.

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Dessert / Cookies at 3:30 in Transportation Library