ACID TEST: How to know if your city cycling system is working?

UK cambridge women cycling in streeet

It’s extremely simple:

1. You do an accurate account of the number of women and girls on bicycles in key points around the city.

2. And if the percentage of female cyclists is close to 50% or higher, your program is working.

3. If not, it is not.

4. You see they are telling us something in the most vivid way possible. By their actions.

So back to the drawing board.

Sometimes life is simple.

From our friendss at amsterdamcyclechic.

From our friendss at amsterdamcyclechic.

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About the editor:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton

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One thought on “ACID TEST: How to know if your city cycling system is working?

  1. Admirably simple. However, there is that small business of producing an accurate count. Can anyone point to a simple methodology or protocol? I would imagine that the choice of locations, times and seasons might complicate matters a little.

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