That's the title of an excellent article at Arlington Mercury. Here are some choice lines.
“The tenants that I work with are low-income people who work in construction jobs and they have no transportation, and a lot of them don’t have licenses to drive,” she said. “That’s why they ride bikes.”
bikes are used more and more by immigrants because of the difficulties they face when getting a driver’s license.
“They’re not going to risk driving without a license,” he said.
Paul Wilee, a mechanic at Phoenix Bikes said they get swamped with requests for bikes all the time.
“Our shop has donated quite a few bikes over the years to lower income organizations, like safe houses, half-way houses, rehab houses,” said Wilee. “People need a mode of transportation, and we turn around and donate some bikes to them.”
Rather than “flopping down” a [CaBi] station and hoping people use it, Hamilton said, “I think our challenge will be, as we expand to Columbia Pike,...to see how this works. So we’ll be doing some special things in these neighborhoods to help [residents, especially Spanish speakers] understand how the system works.”