Title: The Economic Benefits of Bicycle Infrastructure Investments
Prepared by: Darren Flusche, Policy Analyst of League of American Bicyclists
Date: June 2009
Summary: This article highlights the impact the bicycle industry and bicycle tourism can have on state and local economies, describes the need for bicycle facilities, discusses the cost effectiveness of investments, points out the benefits of bike facilities for business districts and neighborhoods, and identifies the cost savings associated with a mode shift from car to bicycle. The evidence demonstrates that investments in bicycle infrastructure make good economic sense as a cost effective way to enhance shopping districts and communities, generate tourism and support business.