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Bikelash

by Melanie Colavito

Bikelash. That doesn’t exactly sound like a pleasant experience. But what does bikelash mean? According to this recent post from Streetfilms, bikelash is a phenomenon whereby the media defaults to talking about bicycle issues in a negative way. You know, blame the victim dialogue or framing bicycle issues automatically in a negative way. But in the Streetfilms video below, a number of different people from cities around the US discuss how they deal with bikelash, how bikelash is changing, and even how bikelash can be seen as a good thing when it’s one of the stages of social change. Check it out.Talking About Bikelash In Your City from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.

 
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