Bicycle & equity resources

Previously tagged as “gentrification and bicycling” this collection of (internet-accessible) sources moves beyond the G-word to also encompass the positive changes being made with transportation equity.

All listed sources are active hyperlinks

Updated: 9.21.16

Advocacy Advance (2015, May). Active transportation equity: A scan of existing master plans. (REPORT)

Amer, R. and C. Mitchell (2013, June 28). Divvy bikes: Bike-share program leaves some behind. WBEZ. 

Andersen, M. (2014, February 6). Chicago brings Portland’s bag of biking tricks to Bronzeville’s ‘Black Metropolis.’ Bike Portland.

Andersen, M. (2014, January 23). Rich? Poor? Two charts show both know good biking when they see it. People for Bikes

Agyeman, J. (2012, May 11).  Incomplete streets? Just sustainabilities: Re-imagining equality, living within limits

Agyeman, J. (2014, July 9). Retrofitting equity and justice? Invisible Cyclist. 

Baker, L. (2011, September 20). Developers cater to two-wheeled traffic in Portland. New York Times

Berry, D. (2013, March 20). So hipsters aren’t the economics boon some urbanists thought they’d be. Jezebel

Choudury, N. (2014, December 19). People in your hood ride bikes to shoot people. American Civil Liberties Union.

Conner, E. (2016, September 19). Paradox accompanies trail’s success. GreenvilleOnline. 

Davis, P. M. (2011, August 30). Are bike lanes expressways to gentrification? Shareable: Cities

Davis, V. (2011, January, 30). Why is Capital Bikeshare usage low east of the river?Greater Greater Washington

Dawson, Anastasia (2015, May 1). Activists want action on Tamp bike citations, threaten chief’s confirmation. The Tampa Tribune

Final report: North Williams Avenue traffic operations safety project (2012). Alta Planning + Design. (see appendix E for equity-based commentary)

Fisher, T. (2015, May 9). Streetscapes: Midtown Greenway spurs urban development, especially in Uptown. Star Tribune.

Florida, R. (2011). American’s top cities for bike commuting: Happier, too. 

Florida, R. (2013). More losers than winners in America’s new economic geography. The Atlantic Cities

Foster, B. (2011, July 28). From North Williams Avenue to the East Portland plan: Speak up and be heard. The Skanner

Fried, B. (2014, December 4). How does the threat of police violence affect how you use the street? Streetsblog. 

Full pedal racket (2013, June 6). The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Goodyear, S. (2011, September 20). Bike lane backlash, even in Portland. The Atlantic: Cities.

Hoffmann, M. and A. Lugo (2014). Who is ‘World Class’? Transportation justice and bicycle policy. Urbanities

Hopkins, I. (2013, March 19). Red, bike & green wants to shift the color balance in bicycling. Grist

Jaffe, E. (2014, October 24). Bike-share is (still) struggling to reach poor people across North America. Citylab

Jaffe, E. (2015, April 21). The latest sign of bike-share’s social equity problem. Citylab

Koeppel, D. (2006, July/August). Invisible riders. Bicycling.

Lugo, A. (2014, November 25). Seeing & believing in bike equity. League of American Bicyclists. 

Lugo, A., E.Murphy, and C. Szczepanski (2014). The new movement: Bike equity today. League of American Bicyclists. (REPORT)

Maus, J. (2011-2012). ‘The Williams Ave project’ blog series. Bike Portland.

Maus, J. (2014, November 26). Ferguson, equity, and active transportation. Bike Portland.

McCray, T. et al. (2011). East Austin neighborhood: African American community cycling study. The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Community and Regional Planning Program. (REPORT)

Mock, B. (2014, December 2). After Ferguson, we must ask: Who owns the streets? Grist. 

Mirk, S. (2009). Nonprofit investigates the Portland bike scene’s racial gap. Portland Mercury. 

Mohan, J. (2011, November 6). Riding on the shoulder: The marginalized cyclists of the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Daily Planet.

Osberg, A. (2014, January 24). Informed & Empowered: Challenging the High Cost of Getting Around. Transit for Livable Communities. 

Rusch, E. (2009, September/October). Biking while black. Mother Jones 27(5). 

Schmitt, A. (2011, July 22). On gentrification and cycling. Streets Blog Network

Smith, R. (2011, February 2). Biking while black? Washington City Paper

Sulaiman, S. (2015, May 15). How a more inclusive Bike week can help move us toward “bike life.” Streetsblog LA.

The new majority: Pedaling towards equity (2013). The League of American Bicyclists and Sierra Club. (REPORT)

Understanding barriers to bicycling: Interim report. (2010). Community Cycling Center. 

Zayas, A. and K.Stanley (2015, April 17). How riding your bike can land you in trouble with the cops—if you’re black.Tampa Bay Times. 

Zewde, S. (2011, February 24).  Biking advocacy and race: Where’s the disconnect? Plurale tantum: A new project on identity and urbanism

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