Words every cyclist lives by…
Before there was Marianne Vos…
The Basis for Transportation Equity: A Pressing Civil Rights Issue
$9,498: average annual cost of owning a car.
33 percent: portion of low-income African Americans without access to automobiles.
25 percent: portion of low-income Latinos without automobile access.
12.1 percent: portion of low-income Whites without automobile access.
80 percent: portion of federal transportation funding dedicated to highways.
"The cost of car ownership, underinvestment in public transportation, and a pancity of pedestrian and bicycle-accessible thoroughfares have isolated urban and low-income people from jobs and services…forces them to limit spending for other basic needs, including out-of-pocket health care expenses."