Goals > Bicycling
Bicycling is promoted as a transportation goal for a variety of reasons:
Equity and Inclusion
- Bicyclists are overrepresented in traffic injuries and fatalities and have been increasing, despite the fact that traffic fatalities overall have decreased (NHTSA, 2019).
- Experiencing harassment or violence while bicycling is a concern for many people of color. Bicycle infrastructure may protect people from crashes but not may not address inter-personal violence. If concerns about racist violence exists, this must be addressed independently from infrastructural solutions.
- Strategies that involve changes to the physical environment may increase the attractiveness of an area. An increased demand for housing may result in increased property values or rents and could lead to involuntary displacement if appropriate mitigation strategies are not put into place. Practitioners can evaluate the risk of displacement through the methods described by Chapple et al. (2017) or Bates (2013).
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