San Francisco study finds merchants benefit from bike lanes, traffic calming — Geoff Meggs.
Counsellor Meggs discusses an interesting study that shows that bikes lanes are not necessarily such a terrible thing as local businesses fear – on the contrary, four years on, most businesses benefitted by having a bike lane put in front of them. The street changed from two lanes in each direction with parking to one lane, a bike lane and parking on each side.
Sixty-six percent of the merchants believed that the bike lanes have had a generally positive impact on their business, and the same percentage would support more traffic calming on Valencia Street. Thirty-seven percent of merchants reported that the bike lanes have increased their sales.
I hope we see the same outcomes in downtown Vancouver!
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