Low-income communities and people of color view traffic risk, high prices, and the potential for crime and harassment are the biggest barriers to bicycling and using bike-share in their neighborhoods, according to a new report from researchers at Portland State University.
What’s Keeping People From Using Bike-Share? New Study Breaks It Down by Race and Income
By surveying people who don’t already use bike-share, the authors hope to get a better sense of what stands in the way of ridership. “Most of the studies of bike-share users in the past have been based on membership information, coming from the rolls of people who have already signed up,” said Portland State research associate Nathan McNeil. “We wanted to talk with the people who weren’t already using bike-share.”