You’re Invited! Women and Cycling at NYU Rudin

It’s no secret that a substantial gender gap exists in cycling, with men outnumbering women approximately three to one locally and nationally in commuter trips.* Why does attracting more women to two-wheeled transportation matter, whose job is it to ‘sell’ the benefits of cycling to women and what will it take to meet the challenge?

Women and Cycling: 5 Ideas for Getting More Women on Bikes will be the topic of my presentation on Wed., Dec. 12 at Short Talks, Big Ideas, a free series of brief (gong-enforced!), high-energy talks presented by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management of NYU Wagner school for public service.

I’m delighted to be included among the following speakers in the evening’s focus on using, improving and thinking about the future of transportation in New York City:

  • Jesse Friedman, Google : The stigma of bus ridership
  • Matt Healy, Foursquare: Moving around NYC
  • Raz Schwartz, Rutgers: Social media and neighborhood connectivity
  • Jamyn Edis and Brian Langel, Dash: App demo
  • David Mahfouda, Weeels: Transportation is Media
  • Taylor Reiss, NYC Dept. of Transportation, Select Bus Service

The speaking program will be followed by networking and refreshments. Hope to see you there!

Date and Time:
Wed., Dec. 12, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor
295 Lafayette Street, Manhattan Map

Click here to register. It’s free!

Photo: itspaulkelly/Flickr
*Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2012 Benchmarking Report, Alliance for Cycling and Walking


    • Karen, thanks for your message and for reading. So much going during the holidays! I’ll post a summary of my presentation early next week.

  • I will be out of town but would have loved to attend. I look forward to reading your summary. I hope you will do more of these so I meet you! I enjoy your site very much!

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