Bike Parking Boon for Businesses

Elly Blue at Grist makes the case that bicycle parking is an economically attractive alternative to additional parking spaces.

The fourth editorial in a series of articles examining the economics of bicycling points to the affordability of implementing new bike corrals, bike parking spaces, and how such simple solutions can overcome barriers to bicycling while boosting businesses' bottom line.

"Good bike parking is an essential feature of the bikeable urban landscape, and an important investment for cities. When people arriving at work or school or a store by bicycle are treated with the same priority and respect as people arriving by car, that will translate directly to the bottom line, for businesses and for city budgets."

Full Story: The economic case for on-street bike parking

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 2012

Thinking about Grad School?

You need the essential resource for prospective planning students
Starting at $24.95
poster

A Short History of America

From comic book artist Robert Crumb, poster shows how the built environment has changed throughout the decades.
$14.95