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Bicycle Infrastructure Is Good For Business

June 21, 2011

A really good post from The Urban Country Bicycle Blog.

It points to some Canadian research that says shoppers that cycle to a shopping centre spend more and stay longer. Also this local perspective:


Another interesting study from Melbourne found that re-allocating car parking spaces to bicycles could increase hourly revenue for businesses by about 5 times. The study found that in Melbourne, car drivers do spend more on shopping when they park their car than bicyclists do. But since car parking takes up several multiples of the space that bicycles require, businesses can increase their revenue by re-allocating that space to bicyclists.

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