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[[Category:Women and Trans Program Community Bicycle Organizations]]
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''please see our [[Talk:Women and Trans Programs|talk page]] for what is needed on this page and for what projects people have claimed''
 
''please see our [[Talk:Women and Trans Programs|talk page]] for what is needed on this page and for what projects people have claimed''
  
===Why Safer Spaces are Important!===
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==General Information==
For many of us on this wiki, this conversation is old hat. For anyone joining in and being curious about the ''why'' of WTF/FTW/W&T/Women's safer spaces, this space will serve as a means of understanding the need. Even if every single moment in a bike collective was filled with people striving toward a safer space as best they could, there would still be a need for WTF night because the people who show up couldn't be expected to know that.  
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Ideally, the goal is for an entire collective to participate in a safer space agreement at all times.  Every bicycle space unless otherwise stated is a [http://usa.streetsblog.org/2013/08/19/the-national-push-to-close-the-cycling-gender-gap/ de facto] "boys club" and many femme / trans folks report feeling more comfortable in safer spaces designed specifically for them.
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Naming this sort of event can be challenging, and you'll want to think carefully about who you may be including or excluding. Language that has been used for programs like these include:
  
'''the more you do to make a space accessible to more people, the less it will be exclusively the default demographic that shows up and sticks around.  '''
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*Folx with marginalized genders/identities
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*Welcoming diversity: women and queer-positive people; two-spirited, intersex, and trans inclusive
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*Women & Trans
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*Women, Trans, & Femme
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*Women, Trans, & Friends
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*Women, Trans and Gender Non-Binary
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*Womxn-identified, Trans*, and Non-binary people
  
A good page with an okay primer as to why one might need/want safer spaces is [[Patriarchy and Bicycle Repair]].
 
  
Suffice it to say that every bicycle space unless otherwise stated is a de facto "boys club" and many femme / trans folks report feeling more comfortable in safer spaces designed specifically for them.
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Related Topics: [[Safer Space]] & [[Patriarchy and Bicycle Repair]]
  
Ideally, the goal is for an entire collective to participate in a safer space agreement at all times.
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Edmonton does a good job of covering some [http://edmontonbikes.ca/services/bikeworks/women-transgender-program/ basic Q&A] surrounding their variation on this type of program.  [https://www.dropbox.com/s/ql2hjpoviuv3nnt/How%20to%20Gender%20v2-1.pdf?dl=0 Here], a church does a comprehensive gender 101.
  
 
=Community Bicycle Programs with Women And Trans (sometimes femme) safer spaces=
 
=Community Bicycle Programs with Women And Trans (sometimes femme) safer spaces=
 
''at least according to our fine wiki and [[WTF Cycles PHL]] circa Feb 2016''
 
''at least according to our fine wiki and [[WTF Cycles PHL]] circa Feb 2016''
==Assorted (please file away)==
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==Canada==
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*[[Bike Kitchen (Vancouver)]]
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*[[Hub City Cycles Community Co-operative]] (Nanaimo)
 
*[[Our Community Bikes]]  
 
*[[Our Community Bikes]]  
 
*[[Bike Dump]]  
 
*[[Bike Dump]]  
*[[BICAS]] (Tucson)
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*[[Recycle Cycles (Kitchener, ON, Canada)]]
 
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*[[Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective]]  
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*[[Bike Pirates]] (Toronto)
 
*[[Bike Pirates]] (Toronto)
 
*[[Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society]] (Edmonton)
 
*[[Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society]] (Edmonton)
*[[Bike Kitchen (Vancouver)]]
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*FreeRide Montpelier
*[[1304 Bikes]]  (Raleigh)
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*[[Bike City Recyclery]] (Fayetteville)
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*[[Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen]] (Sacramento)
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*[[Bikekitchen Vienna]] 
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*[[Bike Athens Bicycle Recycling Program]]  (Athens)
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*[[Ogden Bicycle Collective]] (Ogden)
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*[[Recycle Cycles (Kitchener, ON, Canada)]]
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*[[Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective]]  (Tempe)
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*[[VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative]]  (Alexandria)
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*[[Pedallers' Arms]] (Leeds)
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*[[San Francisco Yellow Bike Project]] (San Francisco)
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*[[PEDAL]] (also not in the [[title=Community_Bicycle_Organizations|commuity bike shops list]])
*[[Pedal MCR]] (Manchester)
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*[[Hub City Cycles Community Co-operative]] (Nanaimo)
 
*[[Hub City Cycles Community Co-operative]] (Nanaimo)
*[[Bicycle Collective]] (Utah)
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*[[PEDAL]] (also not in the [https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Community_Bicycle_Organizations commuity bike shops list])
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==Europe==
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*[[Pedallers' Arms]] (Leeds)
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*[[Bikekitchen Vienna]]
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*[[Pedal MCR]] (Manchester)
 
*[[Broken Spoke Bike Co-op]] (Oxford)
 
*[[Broken Spoke Bike Co-op]] (Oxford)
 
*[[RAD (Recycle A Dunger)]] (Christchurch)
 
*[[RAD (Recycle A Dunger)]] (Christchurch)
==Canada==
 
*[[Bike Kitchen (Vancouver)]]
 
*[[Recycle Cycles (Kitchener, ON, Canada)]]
 
  
 
==USA By Region==
 
==USA By Region==
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*http://greaserag.org/
 
*http://greaserag.org/
 
*[[Third Hand Bicycle Cooperative]] (Columbus)
 
*[[Third Hand Bicycle Cooperative]] (Columbus)
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*Fargo/Moorhead bike collective in ND-USA
  
 
===west coast===
 
===west coast===
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*[https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=The_Bike_Church_%28Santa_Cruz,_CA,_USA%29 Bike Church] (Santa Cruz, CA)
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*[https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Bike_Farm Bike Farm] (Portland, OR)
 
*http://bikekitchen.org/programs-membership/
 
*http://bikekitchen.org/programs-membership/
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*'''[https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Bikery_%28Oakland,_CA,_USA%29 The Bikery]''' (Oakland, CA)
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*[https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Davis_Bike_Collective Davis Bike Collective] (Davis, CA)
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*[[Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen]] (Sacramento)
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*[[San Francisco Yellow Bike Project]] (San Francisco)
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===southwest===
 
*http://bicas.org/women-trans-femme/
 
*http://bicas.org/women-trans-femme/
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*[[BICAS]] (Tucson)
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*[[Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective]]
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*[[Bicycle Collective]] (Utah)
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*[[Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective]]  (Tempe)
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*[[Ogden Bicycle Collective]] (Ogden)
  
 
===deep south===
 
===deep south===
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*[[Bike Athens Bicycle Recycling Program]]  (Athens)
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*[[VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative]]  (Alexandria)
 
*http://austinyellowbike.org/schedule/schedule-legend/
 
*http://austinyellowbike.org/schedule/schedule-legend/
 
*http://ragandbonesrva.org/about/our-history/
 
*http://ragandbonesrva.org/about/our-history/
 
*[[Sopo Bike Coop ‎]] (Atlanta)
 
*[[Sopo Bike Coop ‎]] (Atlanta)
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*[[1304 Bikes]]  (Raleigh)
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*[[Bike City Recyclery]] (Fayetteville)
  
=Categories=
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[[Category:Women and Trans Program Community Bicycle Organizations]]
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=Comments=
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Even if every single moment in a bike collective was filled with people striving toward a safer space as best they could, there would still be a need for WTF night because the people who show up couldn't be expected to know that.  Until I understood that, I spent a long time feeling uncomfortable about the concept of WTF nights because I believed (and continue to believe, actually) that it puts the burden of the work of thinking about issues surrounding equality largely on the hosts of the WTF nights, and then the rest of the collective often only thinks about [[Safer Space|safer spaces]] at their convenience, when I'd rather see every single member of a collective taking that burden on together and making every moment as much of a safer space as WTF nights.  --[[User:Angel|Angel York]] ([[User talk:Angel|talk]]) 11:59, 16 February 2016 (PST)

Latest revision as of 11:48, 21 April 2016


please see our talk page for what is needed on this page and for what projects people have claimed

General Information

Ideally, the goal is for an entire collective to participate in a safer space agreement at all times. Every bicycle space unless otherwise stated is a de facto "boys club" and many femme / trans folks report feeling more comfortable in safer spaces designed specifically for them.

Naming this sort of event can be challenging, and you'll want to think carefully about who you may be including or excluding. Language that has been used for programs like these include:

  • Folx with marginalized genders/identities
  • Welcoming diversity: women and queer-positive people; two-spirited, intersex, and trans inclusive
  • Women & Trans
  • Women, Trans, & Femme
  • Women, Trans, & Friends
  • Women, Trans and Gender Non-Binary
  • Womxn-identified, Trans*, and Non-binary people


Related Topics: Safer Space & Patriarchy and Bicycle Repair

Edmonton does a good job of covering some basic Q&A surrounding their variation on this type of program. Here, a church does a comprehensive gender 101.

Community Bicycle Programs with Women And Trans (sometimes femme) safer spaces

at least according to our fine wiki and WTF Cycles PHL circa Feb 2016

Canada

Europe

USA By Region

east coast

midwest

west coast

southwest

deep south


Comments

Even if every single moment in a bike collective was filled with people striving toward a safer space as best they could, there would still be a need for WTF night because the people who show up couldn't be expected to know that. Until I understood that, I spent a long time feeling uncomfortable about the concept of WTF nights because I believed (and continue to believe, actually) that it puts the burden of the work of thinking about issues surrounding equality largely on the hosts of the WTF nights, and then the rest of the collective often only thinks about safer spaces at their convenience, when I'd rather see every single member of a collective taking that burden on together and making every moment as much of a safer space as WTF nights. --Angel York (talk) 11:59, 16 February 2016 (PST)