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Bicycling, Above or Beyond Traffic Laws?
I ride in a cycle track on my morning commute. This narrow strip of pavement, separated by parked cars from a one way street with three lanes of traffic, gets very busy in the direction of downtown DC. Some people ride a little wobbly, on bikes that don't f...
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What Bike Equity Isn't
Equity isn't The width of a lane A couple extra inches That make us all the same Equity isn't A smiling brown face And hot pants on a bike Sex in an exotic place Equity isn't A list of easy steps That make our biggest problem Into boxes you can check Equity...
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Underground
I live underground. I seem to be whole. I have two arms, two legs, A head. I can move freely, If I stay down. Surfacing is tricky. Some people don't want to see all of me. They can accept My fingers, maybe some knuckle. Sometimes I can reach out as far as m...
I live underground. I seem to be whole. I have two arms, two legs, A head. I can move freely, If I stay down. Surfacing is tricky. Some people don't want to see all of me. They can accept My fingers, maybe some knuckle. Somet...
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Marching to the Middle, Biking to the Top
Marching to the middle Biking to the top How're we gonna get Obesity to drop? The health people say policy The bike folks say it too No one wants to spend their dough On street people like you Marching to the middle Biking to the top Top-down change will sa...
Marching to the middle Biking to the top How're we gonna get Obesity to drop? The health people say policy The bike folks say it too No one wants to spend their dough On street people like you Marching to the middle Biking to...
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Cycling in the City Symphony
A composition in music puts in mind two important lines: the thread of melody, and the spaces in between. The rests as much as the proper notes define to our ears the familiar. I studied the violin as a child, grappling like so many other eight year olds wi...
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California, the Dreaming and the Dead
One Saturday last April, my family made a pilgrimage to two places from our past. The first site lay in the San Bernardino foothills, near the old settlement of Verdemont. Here we met some local history buffs at the foundations of what was once the family h...
One Saturday last April, my family made a pilgrimage to two places from our past. The first site lay in the San Bernardino foothills, near the old settlement of Verdemont. Here we met some local history buffs at the foundatio...
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N-M-A-I
The other day I rode my bicycle To the National Museum of the American Indian I wanted to see with my own eyes What I've started to feel That other ways of living Pre-conquest, those were real Before the moment of contact And long after it too People made c...
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Don't Make a Chipwich out of Me
I'm a chipster , a Chicana hipster. I grew up wearing vintage clothes and lying on the brown shag carpet behind the ripped up screens of our 1970s stucco apartment in a Mexican ethnoburb, whose suburban lawns and pools didn't keep white outsiders from calli...
I'm a chipster, a Chicana hipster. I grew up wearing vintage clothes and lying on the brown shag carpet behind the ripped up screens of our 1970s stucco apartment in a Mexican ethnoburb, whose suburban lawns and pools didn't ...
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Mobile Microaggression Machine
[Let's say I managed to record the last time a man driving an SUV said "get off the road" to me as I rode by on my bike, and then I super slowed it down and this is what I heard] Hey you on the bike What are you doing here? Can't you see you don't look like...
[Let's say I managed to record the last time a man driving an SUV said "get off the road" to me as I rode by on my bike, and then I super slowed it down and this is what I heard] Hey you on the bike What are you doing here? ...
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Street Ethnography: How Elastic Are Your Intersections?
Here's what I've learned about streets: people disagree about how to use them. There are laws, there are stripes, there are bollards, and then there are all these randos doing what they think is best. As a street ethnographer, I have observed that some inte...
Here's what I've learned about streets: people disagree about how to use them. There are laws, there are stripes, there are bollards, and then there are all these randos doing what they think is best. As a street ethnographer...
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Scenes from a Twitter Chat on Bike Equity
@youthbikesummit @BikeLeague Wondering about other movements that have tried to diversify their efforts?  #bikes4all #UseYorVoice — Dorothy Le (@gohomedorothy) February 28, 2014 @gohomedorothy @youthbikesummit @BikeLeague What does it take to start a moveme...
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Bike Share and Body-City-Machines
Recently I got to use the new Divvy bike share system in Chicago. When I'm nervous on a bike, as I was in this case because I don't usual...
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Adonia E. Lugo, Ph.D.
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I am a cultural anthropologist and an activist. Since June 2008, I've been blogging about my carfree adventures as a Chicana woman because I believe our cities can be socially equitable and sustainable. In Los Angeles, I co-founded CicLAvia and City of Lights/ Ciudad de Luces (now Multicultural Communities for Mobility). I also created labikemvmt.org, a collaborative history of the LA bike movement. In 2012, as the Seattle Bike Justice Project, I conducted interviews about bicycling with leaders in Seattle's communities of color. I currently live in Washington, D.C., where I am the Equity Initiative Manager at the League of American Bicyclists.
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