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Safe Streets for Everyone #BlackLivesMatter
Safe streets for everyone means more than bike lanes and sidewalks. It means that everyone is free to move on our streets, in our neighborhoods, and throughout our cities without fear of violence, racial profiling, or police brutality.
Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Each of them, and the too many Black Americans killed before, deserved the freedom to live. Because #BlackLivesMatter.
The League of American Bicyclists condemns racism, aims to practice anti-racism, and stands with the communities of color demanding an end to racial inequities on our streets and in our culture. We are asking ourselves the questions posed by Tamika Butler, starting with, “Do I understand that not being racist isn’t the same as being anti-racist?”
The League is thankful for the Black advocates who have pushed us to be better. We have much more work to do and a responsibility to listen, learn and act to make our streets safer for everyone. We start by lifting the voices and acknowledging the work of those fighting to make our community and country more equitable:
- Stop Killing Us: A Real Life Nightmare / Tamika Butler
- Why We Must Talk About Race When We Talk About Bikes / Tamika Butler
- Transformative Talks / Untokening & Pueblo Planning
- The Toxic Intersection of Racism and Public Space / Brentin Mock
- Silence is Agreement / Ayesha McGowan
- The Black Urbanist / Kristen Jeffers
- The Brown Bike Girl / Courtney Williams
- Talking About Race / Smithsonian