Graphic Friday: Who Are You Calling An Elitist?
The above chart was created by Eric de Place from the results in “Analysis of Bicycling Trends and Policies in Large North American Cities.” The study was published by the University Transportation Research Center.
Turns out, there is a surprisingly close parity between the income demographics of people who ride bicycles. Still, clearly the largest share of people who ride are those typically on a low-budget. This could be for any number of reasons; they are students, retired, unemployed, or simply can’t afford a car.
This suggests that there is no justified argument to label cyclists as this, that or another thing other than your typical “neighbor.” Some are wealthy, some have less.
Thank you, neighbors.
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