Velib feminine and charming?

It's not obvious why the attachment of baskets to bicycles should be gender-related, but in fact one observes that 100% of the bicycles with baskets on the front handlebars are ridden by women. In fact I find the effect feminine and charming, but I suspect that's because of the riders.

Oh Tim, obviously you're never seen a Velib', or a Vélo'v.