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Not Just Baltimore: More Jobs Created With Bike/Ped Projects


June 21st, 2011 | Categories: Infrastructure | 1 comment

Last week, Baltimore got word that the results of the 2010 study showing that more jobs are created through bicycle & pedestrian projects as opposed to road resurfacing and reconstruction projects.  With 10 other U.S. cities submitting data, researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, have been able to produce a useful study of the employment impacts (job creation) associated with these projects.

The study compares 58 projects in 11 cities finding that bike projects create 46% more jobs than road projects without bike or pedestrian components.  Other cities in the study include:

Read more at the Alliance for Biking and Walking

In other news, Carfree Mark Brown and I will be biking the Great Allegheny Passage this week and spending some time


  • http://twitter.com/slueck seth

    it looks like the post got cut off

    -seth

 

 


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