Nationally, only 24 percent of bicycle trips are made by women. St. Paul Women on Bikes is working to decrease the gender gap and make it safer and easier for women, families, and other folks who are interested but concerned to ride a bicycle in the city. We have been working hard to ensure the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan makes the healthy choice the easy choice for all levels of riders.
Join the coalition to get connected to opportunities to advocate for safer streets.
Our SpokesWomen leaders are the on-the-ground advocates that represent each of the seven city council wards in St. Paul. Using a positive, relationship-based approach, SpokesWomen reach out to neighbors, local businesses, and community groups in their Council Ward to encourage them to communicate with Councilmembers about bicycle-related issues. In addition, they act as liaisons with City Councilmembers to communicate about the benefits of bicycling and the importance of creating a safe bicycling network in St. Paul.
Are you interested in becoming a SpokesWoman? The role is an opportunity to be a leader in making St. Paul a safer, easier, more comfortable place to ride a bike. No advocacy or organizing experience is required. We provide periodic, customized training and support. WOB knows that we’re all busy so the level of responsibility and time commitment for each SpokesWoman varies based on individual interest and availability.