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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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The HUB Cycling Bike Friendly Business Awards

The ECOreport reposts the story from the city of Vancouver’s cycling community: The HUB Cycling Bike Friendly Business Awards

Press Release from Hub Cycling

Vancouver, BC – On Monday, businesses from across Metro Vancouver were recognized for their efforts getting people cycling to work at the HUB Cycling Bike Friendly Business Awards.

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