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Bike lanes pay dividends for Vancouver’s tourism industry

Much has been written and studied about the financial return when cities invest in safe, separated bicycle infrastructure. It is estimated, for example, that for every kilometre one of its citizens cycles, our society earns 18 cents in increased public health, air and sound quality, and decreased collisions, congestion, and road maintenance. Inversely, every kilometre travelled inside an automobile costs our society 17 cents, for the exact opposite reasons. There is, however, one additional benefactor we seldom discuss when debating better bike lanes, and that is the city’s bustling tourism industry. Continue reading Bike lanes pay dividends for Vancouver’s tourism industry…