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Cycling Equity: Barriers to Bike Access and Use

August 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cities across the U.S. are building more, and higher-quality bike lane networks – resulting in more riders, and increased safety for those taking to two wheels on our cities’ streets. However, this increasingly-popular mode for getting around is not equally accessible to all communities, with Black and Hispanic populations facing both social and infrastructural barriers to cycling. Join Senior Researcher Charles Brown for an overview of his recent study, focused on understanding and identifying barriers to Black and Hispanic bicycle access and use in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the U.S. Brown’s study indicates that while Black and Hispanic communities have a strong interest in bicycling, infrastructure investments such as bike share and dedicated bicycle facilities are more likely to be directed to non-minority neighborhoods and communities. Click here to register