05 Jul '11, 2pm

The bicycling economy creates a little wealth -- but it generates a lot of well-being:

The bicycling economy creates a little wealth -- but it generates a lot of well-being:

This is the tenth and last column in the Bikenomics series. A new ten-part series will begin in two weeks, exploring some of the different reasons people don't bike for transportation and ways these obstacles to bicycling can be overcome. Conversations about transportation bicycling tend to revolve around work, particularly commuting. This is a good thing. We need to get to work; more of us need to get to work by bike; and more bicycling means a healthier economy , a better workplace , and even more jobs . But the commutes in these conversations are an endangered species, part of a type of work and lifestyle that's fading fast: the 9-to-5 lifetime career with health benefits and pension, a commute from suburbs to central city, and a hot meal waiting for you when you get home . The way we work has been changing for a long time, and our transportation needs and options along...

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