Portland’s “whiteness” cited as reason for bike-friendliness

“…the City of Portland is 450,000 people. It’s a homogeneous community that is very white… We are a very diverse, disjointed city of 4 million people… So we’re a step behind Portland in what we’re trying to do.” — Michelle Mowery, bicycle coordinator for the City of Los Angeles We’ve discussed how race relates (or … Read more

Is our bike scene too white? Local non-profit tackles the issue

“The people riding and making decisions about bicycles is a white, middle class group.” — Alison Hill Graves, Community Cycling Center The staff at Community Cycling Center, a 15 year old Portland-based nonprofit that aims to increase access to bicycling, has been doing some soul searching in the last few years. In the process, community … Read more