The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany have more dense bicycle networks than the United Kingdom and North America, and a more equal distribution of cyclists. In fact, women are just about as likely to cycle as men, making 55% of all trips in the Netherlands, 45% in Denmark, and 49% in Germany. Elderly people are also more likely to cycle. 24% of all bicycle trips in the Netherlands are taken by those over 65, with 12% in Germany and 12% in Denmark for those aged between 70 and 74.
- Joe Peach in Can bicycle networks create socially sustainable cities? (via thisbigcity)