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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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Metro Bike Share Reaches Port Of Los Angeles

The ECOreport reposts news from California, Metro Bike Share Reaches Port Of Los Angeles

Editor’s note: Los Angeles’ Metro bike share pilot is expanding and similar programs are now going in to Venice, Pasadena, and the Port of Los Angeles

Press release from the city of Los Angeles

by Port of Los Angeles on October 25, 2016

Getting from place to place along the LA Waterfront is about to get a little easier – and a lot more fun.

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