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Adonia Lugo
Adonia E. Lugo, Ph.D.
Adonia E. Lugo, Ph.D.

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Untokening Sustainable Streets
Imagine a city-owned ballroom in a white neighborhood that had been hosting dance nights for decades. Not everyone in town used the facility, but a small and dedicated crew kept showing up. Sometimes there’d be an uptick in interest in ballroom dancing, and...

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The Bike Justice Book
This summer, Routledge released Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for All? The book's 18 essays explore
marginalized communities and bicycle advocacy, planning, and policy.
The editorial team consists of Aaron Golub (Portland State

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Unsolicited Advice for Vision Zero
Last week I spent time in Los Angeles City Hall for the first time in almost five years. I moved back to LA at the beginning of September, returning after living in Seattle, Portland, and Washington, DC. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little shell-shocked an...

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The Methods of a Saint
Since 2004, I've been studying how different cultural groups define appropriate uses of space in Southern California. A prominent figure in the colonial period there, and a prominent figure in the landscape of San Juan Capistrano where I grew up, was the pr...

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Time Travel in South Los Angeles
A few weekends ago in Los Angeles, I rode the 210 bus down Crenshaw from Hancock Park to Leimert Park. I was on my way to facilitate a conversation on bike education in communities of color. This would be my first visit to Leimert Park in probably five year...

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Loving The Coast And Destroying It: A California Conundrum
The little brick cottage my great-grandmother's second husband built in Corona Del Mar in the 1940s stood for decades up the street from CDM Main Beach in Orange County, California. The two queens of our family, Grandma and Great Grandma, reigned there thro...

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For The People Protesting in Baltimore's Streets
Below are my notes from a talk I gave through LiveMove and the Center for Latina/o and Latin American Studies at the University of Oregon in Eugene last week. The paper I read is a work in progress, but I'm posting it unfinished in solidarity with the prote...

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Street Pain
In the summer of 2013, I was living in SE Portland on the corner of 32nd and Stark, a popular street for biking. One night a friend and I were inside watching a movie when a sickening crunch outside grabbed our attention. I felt a surge of panic and looked ...

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Maybe Bike Share Just Isn't Equitable
One of the biggest topics taking up airtime in the resourced part of the bike world is the development and expansion of bike share systems. I've been asked about "equity" and bike share many times. After about the 15th request for my expert opinion on the t...

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The Multiple Meanings of Equity
I've got a chapter in a new academic volume called Sustainability in the Global City , and recently another contributor, Professor Miriam Greenberg, invited me to participate in an online educational resource called Critical Sustainabilities . Talking with ...
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