Uptake In Cycling Benefits Local Economies

November 28, 2016 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

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It’s well established that increases in cycling modal share create a multiplier effect in population health improvements and reduced health care costs. Yet the economic effects don’t seem to be as well accepted, despite quinquennial study updates in places like Québec, published by MTQ and Vélo Québec.  It’s good to see other studies from other regions add to that evidence.  Here, BBC Research reports on Colorado, where cycling events and tourism add $1.6 billion annually to the state economy. That’s why Bike Friendly Business Areas and paved shoulders are so important in the larger economic picture.

Read Uptake In Cycling Benefits Local Economies by Alan Metcalfe at Brockville Active Mobility Matters.

Hat tip to Transition Brockville for this link!

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Entry filed under: Active Transportation, Economy, Health/Wellness.

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