- Studies show that retail sales are up for shops located on busy cycling routes. In New York, stores near protected bike lanes have had a 49% increase in sales.
- Biking changes the way people shop, for example, parking becomes easier for cyclists as compared to car drivers. Furthermore, a higher density of bicycles can be parked than cars, which may lead to a higher density of shopper in any given area. Although bikers spend less money on each visit, the total expenditure over a month is higher than that for drivers.
- Cycling also boosts tourism, which provides secondary benefits by way of holidaymakers who spend money on food, beverages, accommodation and of course, bike repairs.
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