How Protected Bike Lanes Benefit Businesses

Can your city afford not to install protected bike lanes? Michael Andersen previews a coming report from the bike lane advocacy organization Green Lane Project and the Alliance for Biking and Walking that shows how such lanes help local businesses.
September 18, 2013, 7am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"As almost any bike advocate will tell you, a bike isn't a toy; it's a tool. And by the same token, it's becoming clear to more and more politicians and businesspeople that a protected bike lane isn't a luxury that cities install if they can afford to," writes Andersen. "When they're used right, protected bike lanes are part of the path to prosperity."

He goes on to explain the four key ways that businesses benefit from such lanes:

  1. Protected bike lanes increase retail visibility and volume.
  2. Protected bike lanes make workers healthier and more productive.
  3. Protected bike lanes make real estate more desirable.
  4. Protected bike lanes help companies score talented workers.
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Published on Monday, September 16, 2013 in Green Lane Project
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