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 […]
We can’t wait for this weekend to come! As hundreds of cycling advocates begin to descend on Washington, DC, for the National Bike Summit, Streetsblog will be kicking off the festivities with two very exciting events. You are cordially invited to both of them, whether or not you’re attending the Summit. This Sunday, March 2 […]
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 […]
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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 […]