Friday, January 17, 2014

Good Read: Report Argues Protected Bike Lanes Drive Economic Growth

A new report from People for Bikes and the Alliance for Biking & Walking lays out a persuasive case for protected bike lanes as drivers of economic growth. They frame the report around four national trends (we object a little to the BuzzFeed-y word "mega-trend"):
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One of the takeaways here is that investing in bicycling is a means to a more robust economy, not the product of one. If we were playing Settlers of Catan, bike lanes are settlements, not development cards.*

You can read the full report here.

*And new highway lanes are sheep. They're valuable in the early game, but we're past that now, and nobody wants your sheep, Donny.


Unknown said...

.::applauds for Big Lebowski reference::.