"Invisible Cyclists": Bikes provide a journey-to-work solution for lower income individuals
The Twin Cities Daily Planet recently posted an article covering a new solution to the problem of reliable transportation options for lower income people. There's now a bike shop in St. Paul, Minnesota, that specializes in helping people with low or no income learn to fix and maintain old, often found, bicycles. The bikes then provide them with reliable transportation to get to school or work without the added costs of gas and maintenance associated with cars. Read the full story at http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/11/06/riding-shoulder-marginalized-cyclists-twin-cities. For more formal studies on biking to work, see the search Keyword = (bik? or bicycl?) and "journey to work" in Tranweb.