HOW BIKE LANES BENEFIT BUSINESSES

We are gradually seeing improvements on the condition of streets around Asbury Park, better crosswalks and traffic signals, and of course the work being done on Rt 71, Main Street.  Most business owners are ready to welcome a safer Main Street, but for those who still have reservations…

“In city after city, business owners are seeing more customers come through their doors and more revenue flowing into cash registers when streets are redesigned to be more walk- and bike-friendly.

 

HOW BIKE LANES BENEFIT BUSINESSES

 BY RACHEL QUEDNAU

“Picture the busiest, most successful shopping districts in America. Think Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago or Pike Place Market in Seattle. Are these areas filled with parking lots and parking spaces? No. They’re filled with people walking around from store to store.”

Protected bike lanes create an environment where pedestrians feel safer walking and cars still have easy access to shops along the street. (Source: Green Lane Project)

Read more…

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/5/31/how-bike-lanes-benefit-businesses

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