Monthly Archives: September 2011

low income communities and communities of color are not the same thing

The relationship between low income communities, communities of color, and biking seems to be getting more press lately as communities from Portland to Detroit to Milwaukee work to incorporate bicycling into their transportation infrastructure and their transportation culture.  Below, Keith Holt of Milwaukee Bicycle Works talks about how bike shops and community cycling organizations can help people in poor neighborhoods get access to bikes and keep them rolling.  What’s even more interesting to me is his discussion of biking as simultaneously a poor man’s thing and a rich white man’s thing, something somehow beyond the boundaries of mainstream cultural acceptance. (via Greater Greater Washington)

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more interactive maps than you can shake a stick at

I think I just died and went to heaven.  If you had anywhere near as much fun reading my interactive mapping post on AMS::ATX a couple of weeks ago as I did writing it, then you will LOVE this post from Shareable, an online mag that focuses on sharing and design.  Real-time crowd mapping???  Using crimespotting technology to locate cabs?!  Using GPS data from bike-share bikes to locate high-use areas??!  And a beautiful write-up to boot!