Bicycling and the “Cyclist Identity”: Understanding the “Bikelash”

The recent “bikelash” from commentators like Courtland Milloy, who equates bicyclists with bullies and terrorists, has precipitated some thoughtful analyses of the broader trends evoking such strong responses. Eric Jaffe’s Strange As It Seems, Cycling Haters Are a Sign of Cycling Success does an excellent job of pointing out some of the more intelligent analysis, such as Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things by Carl Alviani and last year’s Cyclists Aren’t ‘Special,’ and They Shouldn’t Play by Their Own Rules by Sarah Goodyear. Continue reading

Asking tough questions about race, class, privilege, and sustainable cities

Through this blog and twitter we’ve been able to discover a pretty wide range of advocates, activists, bloggers, activist-bloggers, academics, scholar-activists, and others, who are writing about invisible cyclists in one form or another. We posted a bit of a roundup previously (see Invisible Cyclist Rides Again). As we discover new voices from time to time, we will post about them here. Continue reading