Global Resources

Bicycle Pilot Projects: Effective Small-Scale Solutions for Poverty Alleviation and Women's Empowerment

Publisher: World Bank
Publication Date: Jun 1998
This World Bank Powerpoint Presentation for Transport Agencies takes the form of twenty-five slides promoting bicycle pilot projects. The reasons given for increasing bicycle use are the fact that it makes good transport policy, alleviates poverty, empowers women and has multiple environmental and social benefits. A large proportion of the presentation (9 screens) is dedicated to discussing women and bicycles. These latter slides introduce evidence from around the world with regard to, for example, cultural attitudes towards female cycling, and go on to highlight key issues to consider when attempting to introduce gender-sensitive bicycle projects.