Protected Bike Lanes mean Business
This important report from PeopleforBikes and Alliance for Biking and Walking presents the real experiences of some savvy US businesses who are realising the benefits of the provision of safe space for bike riding (aka protected bike lanes).
".. business leaders from coast to coast are seeing four related mega-trends reshaping American urban economies....
THE GREAT URBAN REBOUND:
...city leaders find that building high-quality bicycle networks is an efficient and appealing way to move more people in the same amount of space.
THE BATTLE FOR HUMAN CAPITAL:
...Companies and cities are scrambling to attract the most talented Millennials and Generation X-ers, who increasingly prefer downtown jobs and nearby homes
RISING HEALTH CARE COSTS:
..more cost-effective for cities and companies to lower their costs by incentivizing healthier living
PLANNING FOR WEALTH, NOT TRAFFIC:
...After 50 years of framing their work around the automobile, retail analysts in both the private and public sectors are shifting to a new consensus: cars don’t spend money — people do
A good read, and please pass on to business owners that you may know. It's a great counter to the uninformed old argument that removing car parking will reduce shop/business customer traffic...