Bikes in Low-Income Communities

Strategies for Increasing Bicycling in Low-Income Communities

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 1-2PM ET


Bicycling is a key strategy for Safe Routes to School programs looking to encourage students to travel short and long distances. However, the lack of bicycles in low-income neighborhoods is a major obstacle to even the most persistent Safe Routes to School program. Low-income communities face many issues that act as barriers to long term participation in bicycling. Ironically, low-income neighborhoods have the most to gain from engaging in bicycling for recreation and transportation.

During this webinar we will be joined by several presenters with a wealth of expertise working in low-income communities. These experts have blazed their own trail while finding new and innovative ways to engage low-income communities in bicycling while implementing a sustainable, successful model that increases bicycling low-income neighborhoods.


  • Robert Ping, state network director, Safe Routes Partnership
  • Ed Ewing, Major Taylor director, Cascade Bicycling Club Education Foundation
  • Keith Holt, director, Milwaukee Bicycle Works

This webinar is part two of a six-part webinar series by the Safe Routes Partnership that focuses on bicycling and Safe Routes to School.

Thank you to the SRAM Cycling Fund for making this series possible.

For more information please contact Dave Cowan at