Bicycling as Part of Equitable Urbanism

By bikeleague | October 29, 2013

The League’s new Equity Initiative Manager explores how the rapid pace at which the face of bicycling is changing in America shows that biking isn’t just a healthy way to get around, but a multifaceted world of diverse people who use bikes together.

New League Staff: Adonia Lugo

By bikeleague | October 25, 2013

The co-founder of innovative programs like LA’s City of Lights campaign and the Bicicultures research network, Adonia Lugo has been a leading voice in the burgeoning discussion about bike equity. Now, Lugo will bring that insight and expertise to the League, as our new Equity Initiative Manager.

Reflections on Equitable Transportation

By bikeleague | August 29, 2013

This post comes from Adonia E. Lugo, a member of the League’s Equity Advisory Council and a Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. Yesterday, on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, wrote a blog post on transportation and opportunity, in light of this special commemoration. In the post below, Lugo builds off of this discussion, looking at how “streets are social spaces where we challenge or reinforce race and class divides.”

Bike Ride with TX Sen. Rodney Ellis

By bikeleague | August 26, 2013

Texas state Senator Rodney Ellis, a major cycling enthusiast and one of the nation’s most bike-friendly state legislators, was in D.C. for the March on Washington this weekend — and we were only too honored to take a ride with him to some of the city’s key civil rights sites.

Where the Ride Takes Us: Places You Never Knew Existed… Just Around the Block

By bikeleague | May 31, 2013

In honor of National Bike Month, we’re spotlighting how bicycles are tools for personal empowerment, social justice and community development with our “Where the Ride Takes Us” web series. Looking through some of the awesome stories and groups in the series made me want take you on an example of a Red, Bike and Green “Community Ride” to show why our motto is “It’s Bigger than Bikes.”

Report: The New Majority is Pedaling Toward Equity

By bikeleague | May 29, 2013

Cross-posted by the League and Sierra Club The “New Majority” that elected a president is also electing to hop on bicycles as a transportation alternative and tool for health and…