Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Bicycle-Friendly Changes Are Good Business

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Bicycle-Friendly Changes Are Good Business

Article excerpt

CYCLING tourism can bring in money from interstate and overseas, but even changes for local residents can have an economic impact.

Here are some examples:

In Valencia St, San Francisco, traffic lanes were slimmed to slow cars down and accommodate other road users. Nearly 40% of merchants reported increased sales. More than 60% reported an increase in the number of customers who ride bicycles.

New York implemented a raft of changes across the city including traffic calming, separated and protected bike lanes and dedicated bicycle signals.

These changes resulted in significant rises in retail sales, beating the Manhattan average for the same period and substantially outpacing performance on nearby unaltered streets.

The city's Department of Transport later released a report presenting and explaining the robust methodology developed for evaluating the economic effects of these "Sustainable Streets" improvements. This report is available for use by other cities and public agencies. …

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