The Role of Community Bike Shops in a Gentrifying City.
This workshop seeks to examine the role that CBS's can play in both perpetuating and fighting against gentrification within the cities that they operate. As an employee of a Hamilton based community bike shop gentrification has become a major concern when considering programming and advocacy. This workshop will be a more informal discussion where we can learn from each other's experiences in anti-gentrification action through cycling and bike shops. I will introduce myself, and rapidly gentrifying city to get things going and then we can split into groups to discuss questions such as: How does the volunteer model which many community bike shops run on favour gentrified neighbourhoods? How can community bike shops ensure they continue to serve marginalized populations within their city in the face of gentrification. etc
Race, Gender, or Class Politics