But a report by the League of American Bicyclists found a significant gap between the fatality rates of whites and people of color in the United States.
The 2013 study suggested that Hispanic and black cyclists were 23 and 30 percent more likely to die in a bike crash than whites.
Menino laid out an ambitious Boston Bike Network Plan, envisioning the construction of 21 miles of cycle track by 2018.
Neighborhoods Seem 'Worlds Apart' In Cycling Infrastructure Noah Hicks, a cycling advocate and entrepreneur, is owner of the grassroots Bowdoin Bike School in Dorchester.
He believes there's an infrastructure gap between lower and higher income neighborhoods in the city."Unfortunately, all cyclists are not treated equally,” Hicks said."When you look at the disparities between how cycling is approached in a neighborhood like Dorchester versus how it's approached in a neighborhood like Jamaica Plain, we're worlds apart."Dorchester isn't without bike infrastructure.
Cambridge and Somerville beat Boston: In both cities, 7.4 percent of the population commutes by bike — that’s the fourth and fifth highest in the U. — while in Boston just 2.4 percent of commuters ride.
(On another level entirely is Copenhagen, where about half of commuters use bikes.)Advocates are calling on the city to build isolated cycle tracks on main thoroughfares, cordoned-off lanes that give bikers an exclusive share of the asphalt.