Friday, August 19, 2011

Keith Hold on Bike Shops, Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color

This brief talk by Keith Holt is of interest to me.  I was glad to see the Boston Cyclist's Union holding a free bike repair clinic at a farmer's market in Brigham Circle the other day.  It's a great intersection of neighborhoods, with public housing, students, communities of color, and sections with a variety of incomes all around.  His point about the importance of having a place to get your bike fixed nearby makes a lot of sense, and it a point I didn't think about in terms of acting as a barrier to cycling in low-income neighborhoods. 

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