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Find out what the numbers tell us about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Times' FYI Guy, Gene Balk, and other contributors comb data sets to look at the numbers behind news topics -- especially those that offer insight into the quality of life and cost of living in the Seattle area.

Seattle’s gender gap in cycling: Readers had a lot to say

Cyclists are seen heading north crossing the Fremont Bridge during afternoon rush-hour, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Seattle. Gene Balk writes that according to data he has found: In the Seattle area, 75% of cyclists are male. While men here are a little more likely than the national average to bike, women are a little less likely. In fact, among large metro areas, there is only one where cycling is more male-skewed: Sacramento, California. 210467

Readers of FYI Guy Gene Balk had a lot to say about his column on the demographics of Seattle bicyclists. We dive in to answer some more questions and address some observations.

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