Bikes as transport: getting Australian women along for the ride

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    Cycling for transport in Australia is characterised by several “missing” population groups: women, children, adolescents and older adults.

    Women comprise about one-fifth of commuter cyclists in Australia. In countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark and Japan, more women than men travel by bike.
    There has been considerable speculation about why cycling for transport in Australia is less socially inclusive than in a number of other industrialised countries. For women, explanations have centred on time constraints, household responsibilities, and concerns about traffic hazards and personal safety.
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