Sunday, October 25, 2015

All About The Rich People

I will never understand this. Most of the people cycling in my neighborhood are minorities and presumably not rich given the not exactly luxury bikes they're usually riding. Also, they're not driving cars. Where did this idea that bikes are just for people whose other choice is their BMW come from?
"There's a perception of biking being for wealthier people who are not minorities," said Paul DeMaio, who was integral to launching Capital Bikeshare in the Washington area. "It's overcoming these hurdles that we're all facing."

Whose perception? There's an issue with bikeshare requiring credit cards (Philly does allow for cash, though it's not a perfect system), but otherwise?