In London, less than 1 in 3 cycle trips are made by women. In the Netherlands, it’s over half. Only 1% of London’s children get to school by bike. In the Netherlands, it’s 75%. Women in their 30s on average travel four times the distance than men of the same age do in taking kids to school.
Accessible, cheap and sustainable transport is a feminist issue.
There is strong demand for women to feel safe cycling in London. We know this because of what happened in 2021 after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted. As we went from the safe low-traffic streets of 2020 back to ‘normal’ traffic levels, men’s cycling levels only dropped by 15% – but fell by 50% for women.
Women want to cycle, women can gain freedoms from cycling and women do cycle. In March 2023, 1000+ women and allies took to the streets to demand safe space for cycling in our Women’s Freedom Ride.
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Less than 1 in 3 cycle trips made by women isn't good enough. We're calling on the Mayor of London to ensure cycling is an inclusive mode of transport that men and women use equally, across London, by 2030. Sign our petition to the Mayor of London to demand safe cycling for women now!
Our campaign is calling on the Mayor to make London a city where all women, non-binary and gender non-conforming people feel safe to cycle.
We’re calling on the Mayor of London to ensure cycling is an inclusive mode of transport that men and women use equally, across London, by 2030, by:
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Our members are our political voice, and we need more women to add theirs so that we can fight to close the gap and enable more women to cycle.
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