Friday, February 22, 2013

Bike investment pays handsomely -- now just imagine #freetransit investment

Why a statewide bike tax makes no sense | Seattle Bike Blog: "It is estimated that a mile cycled in Copenhagen results in a $.42 economic gain for the government. A mile driven costs the government $.20.

Closer to home, a study in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health found that Portland’s investments in cycling will save the city $388 to $594 million in health care costs by the year 2040. When you calculate the statistical value of lives saved (grim, I know, but it’s a science journal), the amount of money saved jumps into the billions."

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