Cycling In America Goes With Privilege Not With Necessity

The article on cycling elitism, which I wrote about a few days, ago piqued my curiosity about who is riding bicycles today and why. My research led me to several articles which confirmed that the majority of cyclists in America are white and relatively affluent, rather than poor and riding a bike out of necessity.

What wasn’t agreed upon in the articles, some of which were written by academics who had done their own research, was why people in lower income neighborhoods were not drawn to cycling in the same percentages as their higher income counterparts. Despite statistics quoted about responses given to studies by poor people, I think that the entire picture of this situation is far from clear.

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