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What I say
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the fucked up thing is I read this and see “displacement” a la “gentrification”. “filled in a gap in local transportation” more like nobody gave a fuck about it until middle + class, white folks started moving in, and now improvements are being made. Minneapolis was not uninhabited prior to the bicycle boom, much like the America’s before Columbus. Nor are the people less committed or interested, but their city as it was,was systematically underdeveloped. “revitalization” is a euphemism.
Bike share has played a big part in recent revitalization in Minneapolis, Chicago, and elsewhere, where it has filled in a gap in local transportation networks. B-cycle wants to ensure this benefit comes to Kansas City’s neighborhoods.Sarah Shipley on plans to transform Kansas City into one of the most cycleable cities in the US. (via thisbigcity)