We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others that have been victims of racial violence. We support movements here in Los Angeles and around the country to demand an end to law enforcement’s harassment and killing of Black people and people of color.
We aim to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike. In our work, we regularly encounter the underinvestment in safe and healthy transportation options in our most vulnerable communities, especially in Black and Brown neighborhoods.
It is clear to us that legacies of discrimination and racism pervade our transportation system; people of color suffer disproportionately from traffic violence and a lack of access to dignified mobility options. Now, as we face an unprecedented public health crisis, Black and Brown Angelenos are being disproportionately affected by the economic and health disparities laid bare by COVID-19.
We support Angelenos’ right to assemble and honor the memory of George Floyd and so many other Black lives that have been taken due to police violence.
There’s a long road ahead of us to achieve real change. We at LACBC are committed to examining how we can use our power and institutional influence to support equality and racial justice.
As a starting point, we would like to invite our members to support those who are working to meet some of the most pressing needs:
Learn more about our commitment to equity and social justice at LA-Bike.org/equity.
We commit to doing the work needed to arrive at a just and equitable future for Los Angeles.
Stronger Together, The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition