Homer and Tina, Bike Works staff, were featured in an article written by Agatha Pacheco for the South Seattle Emerald. Read their thoughts on the changing demographics of Columbia City over the past 14 years. Our new strategic plan renews the commitment of Bike Works to Southeast neighborhoods.
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“It’s always changing. The area has become so gentrified that who we were serving six years ago is totally different to who we are serving now,” [Homer] tells me.
He adds that throughout the years he’s seen his neighborhood becoming predominantly whiter and wealthier every day, displacing the low-income people in the area Bike Works aimed to help.