The Intersection of Bike Advocacy and Housing Policy
California is facing an acute housing crisis. We know that new housing next to transit can help meet the need for housing while reducing the need for driving, but it faces opposition from long term residents concerned about traffic and changing neighborhood character. Complicating the situation, without proper planning new development along transit will displace low income transit riders and bicyclists and actually increase car use. How do we balance all of these conflicting pressures in bicycle advocacy, and what should we do?