Bike Lanes Are White Lanes: Bicycle Advocacy and Urban Planning

Urban planning for bicycling and bicyclists does not always match the needs of current bicycling demographics. Even as the number of bicyclists who are working class and/or people of color is increasing, bicycling advocacy has tended to concentrate on the concerns of white, relatively affluent cyclists. This book analyzes the various cultural meanings of the bicycle, including how it aids in building community, affects gentrifying urban planning, and reinforces systemic race and class issues. The first chapter surveys current urban bicycle culture and advocacy in the United States. The second chapter focuses on the role of bicycle races in building community. In the third chapter, the gentrification and historical racism in Portland's bicycle infrastructure planning is explored. Class-based recruitment and bicycle advocacy in Minneapolis is reviewed in the fourth chapter. To close the book, the fifth chapter delves into potential solutions to bicycle inequity.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 210p

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  • Accession Number: 01664327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780803276789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2018 11:17AM