Bike-onomy: Cycling in Your Local Economy

What's the value of cycling to your local economy? That's a question I've been thinking about since stumbling across a report that peg's Portland's cycling related economic activity at US$90 million for 2008 (click image to enlarge). When I started poking around, I found a collection of other similar stats for other areas.

This is really just the stub of an article that I'll be developing more for next week. I wanted to ask anyone reading out there who has some info on the bike economy in their area (especially, but not only, if you live outside the USA) to post something in the comments field, or send me a note at alex.aylett[at]gmail dot com.

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