While cities have been designed for car traffic and parking, a growing number of local governments are including bikes in new urban plans. And while many see bicycle commuting as a sport for White middle class elites, some cities are starting to recognize that bike riding is an economic necessity for students, the working poor and the undocumented. What can cities and states do to make our streets safer and fairer for bike use? Scholars share their research and bicycle-justice activists in one sprawling city are mobilizing to have a say in the city’s new transportation plan.
Guests: Prof. Raymond Williams, Distinguished Professor of Spanish, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA; Prof. Alfredo Mirandé, Professor of Ethnic Studies and Sociology, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, Co-authors of the chapter “Rascuache Cycling Justice” in the Book “Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for All?”; Leticia Corona, Community Advocacy Director, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, Fresno, CA, http://www.leadershipcounsel.org/ ; Grecia Elenes, Policy Advocate, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, Fresno, CA, http://www.leadershipcounsel.org/ ; Esther Postiglione, Program Manager, Cultiva la Salud, Fresno, CA, www.cultivalasalud.org
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