Thursday, March 13, 2014

1200 have signed petition to get Citi Bike up to Harlem

An excerpt:
The Citibike program has been largely hailed as a huge success, and plans are in place for its expansion. 
New York Magazine reported though, that the new stations "are planned for the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Park Slope, and Cobble Hill", this in an article addressing the perception of clear geodemographic positioning of existing and planned bike stations in wealthy neighborhoods.
The article points out that the planned expansion "does nothing to fight the perception — and stats — that contend the program is catering only to well-off white people."

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