Anecdotally, on my commute from Danforth East to downtown every day, women on bikes outnumber men. That’s a great sign.
Toronto cyclists are already calling the Bloor Street bike lanes a “game changer,” and some are hoping the lanes will get more female cyclists out on the streets.
City of Toronto statistics from 2010 showed that women made up just 38 per cent of cyclists in the city, while the others were men.
Yvonne Bambrick, a cycling advocate and the author of The Urban Cycling Survival Guide, told CBC News she believes those numbers are balancing out these days and said building more bike lanes is helping.