About This Show
All communities face certain challenges.
But some people see challenges as opportunities.
On Placemakers, we bring you stories about the spaces we inhabit and the people who shape them. Join us as we criss-cross the country, introducing you to real people in real communities — people who make a difference in how we travel, work, and live.
You’ll never look at your community the same way again.
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Building a Better Bike Share
5 days ago
Philadelphia has made a mission of making bike share attractive to low-income and minority residents, trying to buck the national trend of bike-share usersbeing white, rich, educated, and male. The city has moved bike stations intononwhite neighborhoods. It’s used ambassadors. It’s hired a multiracial team to runthe bike-share program. And it’s tried and abandoned other ideas, in an attempt tobreak the social stigma of riding a bike in poor neighborhoods.