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Massive investments in bike infrastructure have got more people moving in Memphis, but they have also affected social inequality

Smiley, Kevin T., Rushing, Wanda and Scott, Michele (2016) Massive investments in bike infrastructure have got more people moving in Memphis, but they have also affected social inequality. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In the past six years Memphis, Tennessee has undergone a cycling revolution, creating more than 100 miles of bicycle lanes and greenways. Despite the beneficial environmental implications of such a scheme, is bike oriented development just a way of reinforcing the status quo of social inequality? Kevin T. Smiley, Wanda Rushing, and Michele Scott find that while such bike schemes are likely to spur economic development and raise property values, these economic benefits are most likely to go to developers and may result in further racialized gentrification.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 10:40
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2020 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65833

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