Bikeyface & Economic Perks of the Modern Cyclist

When cities talk about repurposing parking lots and building infrastructure to encourage a car-light lifestyle, some business owners fear negative effects under the assumption that their customers are all drivers…

…but don’t be fooled – not everyone who cycles is a “cyclist.” The truth is many people enjoy walking and cycling as a fun and productive way to get around and get things done.

 

 And while motorists take to highways and buzz quickly from point A to point B, people who bicycle or walk are more likely to stop and interact with their local community as they travel through downtown neighborhoods, making it easier to spend time and money at local businesses.

By providing safe infrastructure for alternative transit options and steering away from driving-dependency, it’s easier to build Austin’s local economy and rejuvenate urban spaces.

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