New research: Bike paths increase property values


Heidi in front of The Great Wall of Springfield.

But what if you can’t get to the bike path from your property, even when you’re right across the street, thanks to a giant cement wall? Welcome to “Riverside Road” (you also can’t get to the river). The University of Cincinnati study is available here.

UMass Amherst’s Political Ecomonomy Research Institute’s Heidi Garrett-Peltier just published her related findings: Dollar for dollar, investments in bike infrastructure creates more jobs than other kinds of transportation projects. (Study available here.) Heidi presented her research at Riverside Road, with her bike at her side (above), during our crazy popular environmental justice bike/walk tour in July.

We also never published the rest of the photos from the tour. Click below for a lovely slide show.


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