Chart of the Day: Why are People of Color Interested in Bicycling?

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. is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.


2 Responses to Chart of the Day: Why are People of Color Interested in Bicycling?

  1. Jason Goray November 11, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    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%)

  2. klaudia November 14, 2015 at 12:38 am #

    Skin color does not affect someone’s interest in bicycling.

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