For the second year running, the Women’s Bicycling Forum kicked off the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. About 300 people attended, and Streetfilms got to take their pulse on the state of bicycling for women and collect some suggestions about how to grow the number of women who ride.
Here’s a sampling of what we heard, set to cycling scenes in a dozen cities throughout the U.S.
Last week, about 375 people attended the National Women’s Bike Forum the day before the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. It was the third women’s forum, an event that seeks to empower female bike advocates and confront issues that contribute to women’s low cycling rate relative to men in the United States. (Just 24 […]
This year marks the third time a Women’s Bicycling Forum has preceded the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, and, despite weather emergencies and an epidemic of flight cancellations, this is by far the best-attended one yet. Despite impressive momentum, the movement to get more women on bikes faces many obstacles. Yesterday, National Organization of […]
This week, more than 700 bicycling advocates converged in Washington — despite a snowstorm that closed down the federal government on Monday cancelled thousands of flights — to learn from each other and compare notes from the past year. Tuesday, as the summit wound down and participants started gearing up for Wednesday’s Lobby Day on Capitol […]
Leah Missbach Day, co-founder of World Bicycle Relief and keynote speaker at last week’s National Women’s Bicycling Summit, in Long Beach, California, was very succinct with her main point about a bike: “This is not a bike.” The bike is a tool, she intoned; a tool that helps generate economic stability, community cohesiveness, and gender […]
The 2014 National Bike Summit is underway in our nation’s capital, starting with the Women’s Bicycling Forum, with its focus on expanding the share of women on two wheels. You can follow along on Twitter at #womenbike. In 2009, according to the League of American Bicyclists, women accounted for just 24 percent of bike trips […]
Everything you think you know about bicycling is wrong. At the National Women’s Bicycling Forum this morning, one message came through: the underrepresentation of women and people of color in cycling isn’t simply due to safety concerns and lack of protected infrastructure, as is often surmised. It’s more complicated than that. Megan Odett, who founded Kidical Mass […]