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Bike lanes are white lanes : bicycle advocacy and urban planning

Author: Melody L Hoffmann
Publisher: Lincoln Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The number of bicyclists are increasing in the United States, especially among the working class and people of color. In contrast to the demographics of bicyclists in the United States, advocacy for bicycling has focused mainly on the interests of white, upwardly mobile bicyclists, leading to neighborhood conflicts and accusations of racist planning. In Bike Lanes Are White Lanes, scholar Melody L. Hoffmann argues  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melody L Hoffmann
ISBN: 9780803276789 0803276788
OCLC Number: 1013901246
Description: xii, 196 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: One less car, one more critique : U.S. urban bicycle culture and advocacy --
More races, less racing : the role of a bicycle race in community building --
Bike lanes are white lanes : gentrification and historical racism in Portland's bicycle infrastructure planning --
Recruiting people like you : class-based recruitment and bicycle advocacy in Minneapolis --
The beginning of the equity era : possibilities and solutions.
Responsibility: Melody L. Hoffmann.


This study of three prominent U.S. cities-Milwaukee, Portland, and Minneapolis-examines how the burgeoning popularity of urban bicycling is trailed by systemic issues of racism, classism, and  Read more...


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"Environmental historians interested in urban issues will profit from Hoffmann's look at social justice issues associated with "green" development. For urban planning students, as well as anyone Read more...

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