According to the London Travel Demand Survey (LTDS), men make more trips in cars and on bicycles than women, while women make more trips by bus and on foot (see Figure 1). 3

Figure 1: Gender and percentage mode share in London (2013/14)

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Figure 1: Gender and percentage mode share in London (2013/14)

Source: London Travel Demand Survey

TfL’s 2010 Cycle Safety Action Plan found that the ratio of male to female cyclists killed or seriously injured on the road was 4:1. 4 This is generally proportional to the gender ratio for the number of kilometres cycled, although there is a small but statistically significant increased risk of injury in males compared to females.

 

 

References

  1. Transport for London, “London Travel Demand Survey Summary report 2005/06-2013/14,” 2015.
  2. Transport for London, “Cycle Safety Action Plan,” 2010.
  3. Transport for London, “London Travel Demand Survey Summary report 2005/06-2013/14,” 2015.
  4. Transport for London, “Cycle Safety Action Plan,” 2010.