One of the best ways to get more Torontonians cycling is to make it safer and focus on women, a new report from the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation and Ryerson University finds.
Only one in 3 cyclists in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton are female. It’s a statistic that’s in keeping with other North American cities.
“[Some] studies have shown that women are more safety conscious and risk averse than men. The safer it is, the more women will cycle.”