Here’s a chart from a survey and report recently released by Cycles for Change, a Twin Cities’ bicycle empowerment group, showing how people of color perceive bicycling in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Here’s one of the survey questions:
The report’s author (and former podcast guest), Melody Hoffman, describes her methods on her blog:
During the community conversations, we spoke with East African, African American, Karen, Eastern European, and Asian American community members. A wide range of ages were represented from youth to middle-aged adults.
Check out the whole thing to hear from people who are rarely asked what they think about bicycling.
I looked at the report but couldn’t find the survey. Did they not ask about riding for sociological/environmental concerns or was that answer indicated by some of the 12% of people that aren’t represented by that chart (the bars only add up to 88%)
Skin color does not affect someone’s interest in bicycling.