Mission advocates resist bikeshare push, point to existing community programs

August 13, 2017

Mission advocates resist bikeshare push, point to existing community programs

The bike backlash was fierce and unexpected. On the surface, Ford GoBike is seemingly everything the staunchly liberal Mission District would value: an affordable bikeshare program targeted at reducing carbon emissions and traffic congestion by offering cheap, rentable bikes. After the company’s most recent expansion, however, groups representing Latino neighbors in the Mission quickly pushed back, citing gentrification fears.

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