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Biking + Walking = More Money Spent at Local Businesses


Times Square Bike Lane, New York City. Photo from Transit Miami

NYC vs Portland.  Cities that know what they’re doing.

Whether businesses reached out and made their locations more bicycle friendly, or streets were redesigned to include bike lanes, the overall outcome has been increased spending in local neighborhoods. Shoppers who arrive in urban neighborhoods via cars may spend more in one sitting–but overall those who arrived on foot or by bicycling spent more month to month. The results indicate that neighborhoods and business districts that seek a healthier bottom line should work with municipalities and support such features as protected bike lanes, bicycle racks and pedestrian safety improvements.

Read the full post: “How Bicycling Creates Economic Impact: A Tale of Two Cities” on Triple Pundit.