As I was in the right city at the right time, I spent a snowy Saturday in February at the Youth Bike Summit in New York. I was delighted by the spark of the conference and by the huge show of projects and people – 484 people from 25 states, apparently.
A lot of the conversation I joined was about equity and cycling, and I was struck by how many projects merge cycling and social justice, - or, actually, don't merge them, but treat them as if they were never separate. (A few projects and links below.)
This felt different from my experience in England. I think it reflects the foundation of the summit, born from looking around the US’s National Bike Summit and realising that the activists and advocates assembled looked a lot like the Congress they were trying to influence.