Posted on May 13, 2010 12:01 AM
Recent immigrants more likely to ride bikes
A new study in the May issue of Transportation Policy indicates that new immigrants — legal or not — are twice as likely to travel by bicycle as native-born Americans. Low-income immigrants living in dense urban areas are the most likely to bike. The author, UCLA doctoral candidate, Michael Smart, concludes that Transportation planning agencies should reach out to and include immigrant cyclists and communities to get their input on bike-related issues when planning bicycle networks and facilities.