01 Jul '11, 9am

Building Bicycle Infrastructure Creates Jobs, Studies Find

Building Bicycle Infrastructure Creates Jobs, Studies Find

The study looked at 58 projects from 11 cities nationwide, and compiled information on completed building projects ranging from bike lanes, sidewalks, multi-use paths, other bicycle and pedestrian improvements, as well as construction and resurfacing of roads that did not include bicycle or pedestrian components. Detailed costs were obtained for each of these projects and then an input-output model (derived primarily from U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data), was run to determine the employment effects for each one. The model categorized and accounted for employment in three distinct buckets;

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/building-bicycle-infr...

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