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BICYCLINGSUCCESSSTORIES:

INVESTMENTWORKS
Bicyclecommutinghas
increaseddramatically.

AccordingtotheUSCensusBureau,the
percentageofbicyclecommutershasgrown
43percentsince2000.Thisisanincredible
riseinthenumberofAmericanswhohave
foundbicyclingtobeahealthyandefficient
wayofgettingtowork.

Communitieswith
greaterinvestmentsaw
greaterincreases.
InBicycleFriendlyCommunities,areas
recognizedbytheLeagueofAmerican
Bicyclistsfortheirprobicycling
investments,bicyclecommutingwentup
69%,40%morethanthegrowthofnational
averageand60%morethannonBFCs.

Increasedbicyclinghelpscommunitiesthrive.
Between1991and2008,Portland,ORinvested$57millionto
createa300milebikewaynetworkroughlythesamecostof
onemileofurbanhighway.Inthattimeperiod,bicycling
increasedsignificantly,atanannualrateof10percent.

Since2006,therehasbeena38percentincreaseinthevalue
ofthebicyclerelatedindustrysector,withtotaleconomic
activitycloseto$90million.Inaddition,Portlandershave
saved$12millioninfueland$10millioninhealthcarecosts
bybicycling.

Whencommunitiesinvestinbicycling,morepeopleride,
congestioniseased,publichealthisimproved,andeveryone,
whethertheybikeornot,benefits.

CourtesyoftheBikesBelongCoalition

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