On a sunny Sunday afternoon in the Mission, an energetic crowd filled a room with about half a dozen bikes propped up on stands. Among the crowd was Juana Teresa Tello, who was there to get some pro bono guidance on how to fix up a two-wheeler that will help her get to work, to […]
From SFBC: Bicis for the people, People Organizing to Demand Environmental (PODER) and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition are teaming up to make City reclaimed bikes availble to community members. Volunteers will be on hand to teach repair and bike safety skills. Bicis del pueblo is part of a series of skillshares aimed at restoring […]
From SF Bike Coalition: Celebrate Earth Day in the Heart of San Francisco, the “Greenest City in North America.” New this year, in collaboration with community groups around the City, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been organizing a series of skill-share Convivios aimed at encouraging at-risk youth and working-class immigrants to get in the […]
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Who are bike improvements for? That can be a contentious question in cities where the implementation of bike infrastructure is associated with affluent white people. But as the above chart from Michael Andersen at People for Bikes shows, lower-income Americans are actually more likely than wealthy people to use a bike to get to work: […]
Low-income communities and people of color view traffic risk, high prices, and the potential for crime and harassment as the biggest barriers to bicycling and using bike-share in their neighborhoods, according to a new report from researchers at Portland State University.