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Are you a woman who rides a bike? Got 15 minutes to complete a survey? 
19th-Mar-2010 10:37 am
Victor bicycle ad - purple background
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals is conducting a survey on women and bicycling. What's it like as a woman bicycling in your area? What affects your decision to ride or not to ride? What would encourage you to ride more? What do you think would encourage other women and girls to ride more?

It took me less than 10 minutes to complete, and some of that was me staring at the ceiling thinking "now, how do I phrase this free-text answer?"

If you're interested, you can go here to take the survey. It's open until May 15.

They'll also be doing a free webinar on Wednesday, March 31, at which the preliminary results will be discussed.

To paraphrase the billboards that are all over these days, "If we don't know how many bicyclists we have, how will we know how many bike lanes we need?"
19th-Mar-2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
done! I would love to see more bike lanes
20th-Mar-2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Me too! I'm perfectly willing to do the vehicular cycling thing — here I am, taking the full lane as I am legally entitled to do; look at me signaling my turns; look, drivers, observe me stopping at a stop sign like I'm supposed to, etc. — but the few times I've been riding on fully-separated bike lanes have been bliss.

One of the rides we're thinking about doing while I'm off this coming week is largely along the Bay Trail, and supposed to be mostly traffic-free. The Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline section, near the Coliseum, is also nice that way.
20th-Mar-2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Done! I would love to see more bike lanes, too.
In Amsterdam, there were three paths: roads for the cars, paths for the bikes, and walkways for pedestrians. Each were separated by grass or some other obvious barrier.

There were more bikes than cars being used, because the city was so bike-friendly. It seemed easier than having a car.
20th-Mar-2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
That is a great userpic. I need one along those lines. Hmm...
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