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Women In Motion: New Lady Riders Reflect on NYC Cycling

There are more cyclists in NYC than ever before, and part of the story is the increasing number of women using bikes. Mothers are riding their kids to school and bringing home groceries on the backs of their bikes. More women are commuting to work and enjoying nightlife by bike. All the while, they're getting more exercise, saving money, protecting the environment, and getting things done more efficiently than before. Yet there still remains a disparity in the numbers of women cyclists versus men.

So, why are more women riding? And what's it gonna take to even out the gender gap in NYC once and for all?

Streetfilms went out to talk to a few new-to-the-streets women cyclists and find out what got them cycling, what their biking experience is like, and what role cycling has taken on in their lives.  We hope you'll find their comments enlightening and thought-provoking.

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