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7 Benefits of Bike Friendly Communities

7 Benefits of Bike Friendly Communities

Cities and communities across the US are investing big money in bike infrastructure improvements. It’s a plan that is paying off. When communities focus on being bike-friendly, the benefits are clear. From increased property values and retail activity to safer streets and healthier citizens, here are some of the reasons why cities are banking on biking for a brighter future. Biking Boosts Economies Bicycling is big business. Bicycling contributes $133 billion annually to the US economy, according to a report by the Outdoor Industry foundation. Studies show that the bicycle industry ...