By Melody L Hoffmann
In Bike Lanes Are White Lanes, student Melody L. Hoffmann argues that the bicycle has diverse cultural that means as a “rolling signifier.” that's, the bicycle’s which means alterations in several areas, with diversified humans, and in several cultures. The rolling signification of the bicycle contributes to construction neighborhood, affects gentrifying city making plans, and upholds systemic race and sophistication barriers.
during this research of 3 sought after U.S. cities—Milwaukee, Portland, and Minneapolis—Hoffmann examines how the burgeoning approval for city bicycling is trailed via systemic problems with racism, classism, and displacement. From a pro-cycling viewpoint, Bike Lanes Are White Lanes highlights many difficult facets of city bicycling tradition and its advocacy in addition to optimistic examples of individuals attempting earnestly to convey their group jointly via bicycling.
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