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Pedestrians & Cyclists Contribute To Vancouver’s Downtown Businesses

The ECOreport looks at a report from British Columbia, Pedestrians & cyclists contribute to Vancouver’s downtown businesses.

By Roy L Hales

Contrary to what some urban business owners expected, the global shift to alternate transportation has not adversely effected their  revenue streams. A study from Portland, Oregon, found that “cyclists spent less than drivers on grocery trips, but more at restaurants, bars, and convenience stores.” The average pedestrian or cyclist in Manhattan’s East Village spends $15 to $20 more per month.  A University of Melbourne report pointed out (pp 38, 39) that as six bikes fit into one car park, car drivers need to spend six times as much as cyclists to produce the same economic benefit. A new report shows the transition taking place in British Columbia, where pedestrians & cyclists contribute to Vancouver’s downtown businesses. 

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New Law Says Autos Must Go Three Feet To The Left While Passing

By Roy L Hales
Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill that states vehicles must stay at least three feet to the left of other vehicles, or bicycles, when passing. Failure to do so will result in a  $35 fine the first time and a fine of up to $250 for a third conviction within one or two years.  This bill will also entail an immediate fine of $220 “on a driver if a collision occurs between a motor vehicle and a bicyclist causing bodily harm to the bicyclist, and the driver is found to be in violation of the above provisions.”
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Importance Of Exercise And Good Diet

Interview With San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1A recent article in Bicycling.com inspired me to query a few of San Diego’s Bicycle clubs and leaders about the importance of a healthy diet to people who bicycle. As County Supervisor Dave Robert’s was the first to respond, he gets to lead this series off. Continue reading Importance Of Exercise And Good Diet