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


Safety and women’s perceptions of safety is a prevalent factor affecting the gender gap of cycling within the US. In this study, 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. This research brief summarizes key issues found in this study of women’s perceptions of safety when cycling. 

Publication date: 
August 1, 2019
Publication type: 
Research Brief