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Friday, August 15, 2014

The great bike divide: why miniorites bike less

The Southeast communities of San Francisco have some of the highest vehicle ownership rates in the city. We also have some of the most unreliable and infrequent transit (T-Third, 52-Rutland), coupled with some of the absolute poorest bicycle connectivity.  This lack of infrastructure is one of the key reasons why people who live in affordable - and more distant - neighborhoods like Visitacion Valley and Bayview tend to drive more and bike and walk less.

An interesting article in Urbanful highlights some recent studies on this, and concludes that increasing infrastructure for our neighborhoods needs to be a priority, followed by extensive outreach to work to change peoples' perceptions of these different modes and to help them get used to using them.

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