Do bike lanes gentrify neighborhoods?

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Bike lanes are meant to create a safe division between vehicular traffic and cycling traffic. But in many U.S. cities bike lanes may as well be a sign of socio-economic divisions: in some communities, they’re seen simply as a pathway for gentrification.

Though cycling advocates are quick to point to the benefits of alternative transit for low-income populations, cities are slow to engage communities about biking (and for that matter, often don’t work to break down some of the cultural and economic barriers that stand in the way).

What should municipalities be addressing? — read more