Biking through Women's History Month (In the Greenhouse #20)


Bicycles are connected both to women’s history and to our climate future. In the late nineteenth century bicycles offered women new freedom and mobility. The popularity of bicycles prompted new fashions for women that were less restrictive, while newly mobilized women prompted social change and expansion of the voting franchise. Today bicycles remain important for women’s mobility, and have become an important centerpiece of carbon-free transportation and the redesign of more livable cities. On International Women’s Day join Alex in Paris to look at some of the ways that this city is moving forward with active transportation.

#bicycles #womenshistorymonth #internationalwomensday #genderequality #paris #climatechange #cleantransportation #15minutecities

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In the Greenhouse Playlist:

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Data Sources
“If you build it they will drive: Measuring induced demand for vehicle travel in urban areas,” Hymel, 2019, Transport Policy
“Cycling for Health,” Green et al., 2021 Canadian Family Physician

Music in this video:
“Catch It,” Coma Media,
Clip of Lizzo, “2 Be Loved,” was the ambient sound of the zumba class; Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

Additional Resources:
The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change:

Connect with PRI and its Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center:


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