Bike Infrastructure Promotes Job Growth, Study Finds
By: Sam Greenspan
February 14, 2011
Nate Evans, the bicycle and pedestrian planner for the city of Baltimore, provided the data for the survey. He says both direct and indirect jobs are created as a result of a better bike infrastructure.
"Within the past two years, we've had four bike shops open up in town," he says. "So you're talking about five or six new jobs per bike shop. And later this year we'll have yet another one open up."
So far, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hasn't said whether she will incorporate the findings of the survey into her plan for job creation in the Baltimore.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.
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