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Recent research shows that women cyclists have real reason to be concerned about their safety on the road. We found that drivers were significantly more likely to encroach—i.e. to pass closer than three feet—on female cyclists than on male cyclists. Our study illustrates the scope and pervasiveness of the gender gap in cycling, confirms female cyclists’ concerns about safety on the road, and underscores the need for greater investment in safer facilities like protected bike lanes.