29 Jun '11, 8pm

Streets With Bike Lanes are a Kind of Economic Stimulus : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Streets With Bike Lanes are a Kind of Economic Stimulus : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Overall we find that bicycling infrastructure creates the most jobs for a given level of spending: For each $1 million, the cycling projects in this study create a total of 11.4 jobs within the state where the project is located. Pedestrian-only projects create an average of about 10 jobs per $1 million and multi-use trails create nearly as many, at 9.6 jobs per $1 million. Infrastructure that combines road construction with pedestrian and bicycle facilities creates slightly fewer jobs for the same amount of spending, and road-only projects create the least, with a total of 7.8 jobs per $1 million. [...] Economic benefits include tourism and recreation-related spending (which is a boon to businesses and increases local tax revenues), and a rise in real estate values. Other benefits include higher quality of life, environmental benefits such as buffer zones to protect water...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/streets-with-bike...

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