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Are bike lanes the precursor to minorities getting booted from gentrifying neighborhoods? That's the question posed in an article on the Shareable blog, which looks at the situations in Portland and DC. Bike lanes can often precede gentrification, according to the article: "Improvements such as bike lanes increase the perceived 'livability' of a neighborhood, serving as a sign to developers and housing speculators that a neighborhood is open for business. In this way, bike lanes play at least an indirect role in making neighborhoods too expensive for low income residents." [Shareable]