Economic benefits of “active transportation”

By Amy Brunvand

Government spending on walking and biking can have big paybacks in the form of health benefits, tourism, sales of goods and services, increased real estate values and greenhouse gas reduction, according to a study commissioned by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). The study estimates that in 2015 the economic impact of cycling in Utah was $303.9 million, nearly 2,000 jobs, and over $46 million in income.

Utah Active Transportation Benefits Study: BikeUtah.org/atbenefitsstudy

This article was originally published on August 1, 2017.