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Building Business By Building Bike Lanes

Cycling activists in Vancouver are trying to tout the economic benefits of bike lanes to help build the case for a proposed separated bike lane.

The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition is arguing that bringing more bicyclists to an area has benefits to local businesses.

"• According to a study by Mintel, regular cyclists - those who cycle at least once a week - are disproportionately likely to be well educated, have a household income of at least $75,000 per year.

• Vancouver Bike to Work week statistics show over 7,000 cycling commuters with an average income of over $50,000 and 27% making over $75,000."

Full Story: Hornby bike lane will get more people “spending more money” downtown, VACC says

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