06 Apr '11, 6pm

Race, class, and the demographics of cycling via @grist

Race, class, and the demographics of cycling via @grist

This post original appeared on Sightline's Daily Score blog . If you're reading this, then the phrase "interesting demographic data" probably doesn't sound like an oxymoron to you. That's a good thing, because you'll find a heap of it in a new analytical report out on bicycling . Among other things, we get a clearer view of the race and income components of U.S. bicycling. Here's a look at bike trips broken out by racial and ethnic categories: Two big things stand out here for me: 1) white people remain somewhat overrepresented; but 2) bicycling appears to be trending toward racial parity. As of 2009, roughly 21 percent of all bike trips in the U.S. were made by people of color, and it looks as though U.S. cyclists may soon look pretty darn similar to the nation as a whole. Now, here's a look at bike trips broken out by income categories. If you divide up Americans by inco...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-04-06-race-class-and-the...

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