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Bike equity means believing the stories people have to share about what it's like for them to be in the street. There's more to safety than being seen, and we need to believe when people tell us about insecurity beyond traffic violence.
Can we build common cause for safe streets that includes the fears of racial discrimination keeping so many people in their cars? What do enforcement-based approaches to traffic safety look like when they respect and address the realities of police mistrust? With insights gathered from bike/ped advocates this fall, we worked with Dr. Echo Rivera to craft images that shed light on why race matters in active transportation.
As a national organization, the League of American Bicyclists has a role to play in convening tough conversations. We're going to keep this Seeing & Believing project going as we shed light on complex barriers to active transportation.
-- Adonia Lugo, Ph.D., League Equity Initiative Manager
Read more: http://bikeleague.org/content/seeing-believing-bike-equity