08 Jun '11, 6pm

Bike-friendly cities aren't just sweet for residents -- they also bring in mad tourist cash

Bike-friendly cities aren't just sweet for residents -- they also bring in mad tourist cash

This is the eighth column in a series focusing on the economics of bicycling. Bike-friendly cities, off-road paths, and scenic country roads where cyclists can spin along in comfort aren't just good for the people who live in those places. They also attract tourists. And tourists mean money for the local economy. Tourism is one of the U.S.'s largest industries and biggest employers, creating millions of jobs and bringing in hundreds of billions of dollars each year (not to mention the tax benefits). Bicycle touring has long had an honored place in the tourism economy and culture. This doesn't go unrecognized: In Wisconsin, bike tourism is estimated to contribute $1.5 billion to the state's economy every year. It's not just about paths or trails, though the measurable impacts these facilities have on local economies are a big deal. Bicycle transportation may not yet be main...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-06-06-the-grand-tour-how...

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