Research offers financial case for big city bike lanes…..but there’s even more to this!

Time and time again, we see how vital active transportation infrastructure is to economic diversification and promoting a vibrant technology sector. Something Calgary should be thinking long and hard about as the industries that have provided prosperity for our City and Province will inevitably phase out or transition.

The article below provides some insights through academic and business research, suggesting five key economic benefits associated with bike lanes in urban centers. But this is downtown centric, so imagine if this was spread through Calgary’s suburbs too. What other reasons would there be to add safe routes for mobility and not take a car?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/biking-lanes-business-health-1.5165954

What else would you add to this list?

What does your area need to interconnect its infrastructure or be part of a #sharedstreets allocation to transform your community?

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