A recent report by Sustrans found that in Bristol:
- Only 17% of women cycle once a week
- 30% of women currently do not ride a bike but would like to
- The reasons women don’t cycle include concerns about traffic, infrastructure and the nature of their multi-stop journeys.
What we are clear about is that:
- Cycling has the potential to offer all women affordable, healthy transport for shorter journeys
- If women are empowered to make everyday journeys by bike, more families and children will cycle too
- The impact of more women cycling on our city will be positive and will lead to a reduction in health inequalities, improved air quality and reduced carbon emissions.
Bristol Cycling Charter Mission is to:
- Share our passion for cycling with other women
- Inspire women to make everyday journeys by bike, by acting as role models and demonstrating women can ride around Bristol
- Be available to women who want to cycle with information, advice and practical support
- Call on everyone, individuals and organisations, in Bristol who have a role in cycle infrastructure and promotion, to value women’s involvement in cycling and to take their views and opinions into account.
- Champion change that ensures it is acceptable for women to be on bikes and cycling in our city.
- Stand-up to and speak out against the harassment and intimidation of women on bikes
We call on statutory organisations, businesses, voluntary groups and individuals to sign-up to this charter and support a positive culture of everyday cycling.
We will then send you guidance and resources via email. Thank you