The Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

… here’s the thing about the “studies on possible economic impacts” requested by retailers, or really wherever bike-lane plans emerge: they’ve been done. And done. And done again. And they all reach a similar conclusion: replacing on-street parking with a bike lane has little to no impact on local business, and in some cases might even increase business. While cyclists tend to spend less per shopping trip than drivers, they also tend to make more trips, pumping more total money into the local economy over time … Read Article

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