What does it mean for a mobility tool to be symbolized as freedom, EMPOWERMENT, and a positive form of visibility
to simultaneously also be a means by which people can easily harass, profile, and taunt those choosing this form of mobility?
What is freedom if the police mark you as suspicious?
What is EMPOWERMENT if men catcall you?
What is visibility if all you are trying to do is stay
We must remember that while some of us find great freedom, empowerment and visibility in the BICYCLE, there are others of us who see the bicycle as yet another way to be profiled, harassed, and targeted.
Don’t get it? Check out this Healthy Connections report on how your fellow bicyclists feel while riding.