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CityLab story on bicycling and social equity features Denver councilman Albus Brooks

CityLab story on bicycling and social equity featured Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks.

Excerpt:

In an interview with Albus Brooks, a Denver city councilman who rides his bike for the sheer joy it brings him, the report touches on these complexities and stereotypes. Brooks tells the story of going to a meeting with African-American leaders in the city. "I came in in a suit and a bike helmet," Brooks is quoted as saying. "These were all middle-class African Americans that do not ride bikes. And they looked at me as if I were an alien." Brooks goes on to say he hopes that by opening streets for special bike events, he can introduce these same people to the health and economic benefits of biking. "We're going to go on cultural rides where we block off a couple miles of streets and try to introduce to leaders in the community what bike infrastructure is all about."

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