New Research Brief: Why Don't Women Cycle? A Case Study of Women's Perceptions of Cycling in San Francisco

"Safety is the number one reason women don't bike, they're afraid of cars."

Survey Participant

September 4, 2019

Safety and women’s perceptions of safety is a prevalent factor affecting the gender gap of cycling within the US. In a recent study by UC Berkeley researchers, the use of bike lanes in the South of Market Area of San Francisco found that only 29% of the cyclists were female despite accounting for 50% of the population in the area. A new research brief by UC Berkeley SafeTREC's policy and program analyst Dorry Funaki summarizes key issues found in this study of women’s perceptions of safety when cycling. Read the full research brief.

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Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).