LACBC is taking a close look at how we operationalize our Commitment to Equity in all our work as we listen with humility to important conversations about equity and the antiracism movement taking place across the cycling community from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
This week we’d like to bring your attention to two conversations that speak to the impact of racism and how transportation justice and racial justice are inextricably connected.
La Grange All Black Lives Matter Town Hall – La Grange is one of the oldest cycling clubs in California based in West Los Angeles. (A warning there are a few curse words that are unbeeped in the program)
Addressing White Supremacy in Our Movement – SFBike – SFBike is a sister bicycle coalition that has been advocating for safer streets and more livable communities for over 45 years in San Francisco.
We are inspired by the courage and honesty of this discourse and recognize that we have a long way to go in our own efforts to make the streets of Los Angeles County truly safe for Black people, Indigenous people, and all People of Color.
In the coming weeks we will share the steps our Board and Staff are taking to ensure LACBC is delivering on our mission to support bicyclists by working to overcome disparities perpetrated by structural racism that stand in the way of freedom and our right to move around our region with dignity.
Finally the LACBC staff thanks everyone who filled out our Family Friendly Ride Survey. A lucky winner has been selected at random and will be taking home an awesome Hollywood Racks trailer hitch rack valued at $199. The first series of routes informed by your input will be released in the coming week! We hope you enjoy these rolling adventures and will share what you discover on social media! Keep an eye out for more info on our Family Friendly Routes coming soon!