More women on bicycles: an urban transport policy in favor of health and equality

August 2022

Cycling is an alternative mode of mobility with great benefits for physical and mental health. It also helps to improve urban and environmental indicators.

And although it is an increasingly popular means of transportation in cities in the region, such as Bogota, it is still more common to see men cycling than women, as there are risks that prevent more women from choosing the bicycle for transportation.

According to the Bogotá Mayor's Office, currently only 24% of trips made by bicycle in the city are made by women.