0 With Bike Lanes, Retail Sales up 49% in NYC

Is a bike lane coming to a street near you?  Our neighbors to the South in NYC have seen a surge in retail sales traffic after lanes have been added.

According to an article on the Boston Business Journal website — citing a report from the New York Department of Transportation from November, 2012 — “after the city of New York installed bike lanes on 8th and 9th avenues in Manhattan, retail sales on 9th Ave. from 23 to 31st streets grew 49 percent, compared to 3 percent boroughwide.”

Graphic detailing the impact Bike lanes have on retail sales

Photo Credit: NYC DOT via Boston Business Journal

You can read the full BBJ article, here.

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