Alta is teaming up with Portland, OR's Community Cycling Center to research and understand the cultural and economic barriers to bicycling encountered by minority and low-income community members.
Since it was founded in 1994, the Portland-based nonprofit Community Cycling Center
has helped make bicycles accessible to thousands of people through Earn-a-Bike programs, volunteer projects, and a neighborhood bike shop. Still many people do not choose bicycles as a transportation option, particularly among low-income and minority communities. The results from the Understanding Barriers project will inform program design that better addresses the health, safety, and transportation needs across cultural and economic strata.
This study, begun in the spring of 2009, is currently underway. Contact Planner Elliot Scott
for questions regarding this study.