Bike and Walk for Your Wallet

The economic benefits of bicycling and walking are well documented. Not only do we have more money in our own wallets when choose biking and walking as our preferred modes of transportation, but our community saves money too. Plus, the economic ripples to society at large are substantial.  The state and national studies below make this case.

National 

Adventure Cycling Association

As a nonprofit, Adventure Cycling Association's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, they are one of the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 35 years of experience and 50,000 members. The Route 76 bike route from the west coast to the east coast is a huge economic engine for the localities through which it passes. Read more … 

League of American Bicyclists

LAB published a white paper in 2012 on the economic benefits of bicycling.   Read more … 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

This extensive website highlights the many ways bicycling is good for our wallets. It also has detailed statistics and even webinars on this issue if you’re interested. Read more … 

Biking Expert 

This website provides a good summary of the environmental, health and financial benefits of cycling. Read more ...

State

Georgia

Georgia Bikes! is the statewide advocacy organization in Georgia. There website has extensive links on the economic benefits of bicycle. Read more … 

 

Michigan 

This Community and Economic Benefits of Bicycling in Michigan report is separated into two Phases (2014 and 2015). Read more … 

 

International 

Denmark

Denmark has long been recognized, along with the Netherlands, as a world-leader in bicycling friendliness. Over     50% of the citizens of Copenhagen bike to work or study - and save money doing it. Read more …