Saturday, March 17, 2012

Complete Streets good for business, another case study

Vermont USA
Tourists coming to Vermont state to walk and bicycle in the scenic, human-scale
towns and compact, pedestrian-friendly town centers have proved to be an economic boon. Walkability is a human magnet.

  • In 1992 32,500 visiting cyclists spent $13.1 million ...
  • ... twice the money generated by maple syrup producers in a good year.
“A Landscape of Choice,Strategies for Improving Patterns of Community Growth,” The Growth Alternatives Alliance, 1998.

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