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Citi Bike neglects poor NYC neighborhoods and communities of color: report


Added 07-10-19 05:13:02am EST - “It's a tale of two Citi Bikes. A report published Wednesday revealed that the bike-sharing network neglects many of New York's low-income neighborhoods and communities of color while giving priority to the most well-to-do parts of…” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Citi Bike neglects poor NYC neighborhoods and communities of color: report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A report published Wednesday revealed that the bike-sharing network neglects many of New York’s low-income neighborhoods and communities of color while giving priority to the most well-to-do parts of the city.

The disparity outlined in the report is so stark that Councilman Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) said the network was the “transportation equivalent to redlining.”

Commissioned by nonprofit New York Communities for Change and authored by McGill University’s School of Urban Planning, the report cites U.S. Census data and publicly available information on the locations of Citi Bike docks.

McGill’s researchers found that the median household income in neighborhoods that have Citi Bike docks is $90,400, compared to $54,700 in areas excluded from the network.

And, according to the report, Citi Bike serves white New Yorkers at a disproportionately high rate, 16.5% of the city’s people of color live in the network’s service area compared to 37% of white residents.

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