Building Bike Lanes Creates More Jobs

Employment Impact Study

According to a recent study published by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, bike infrastructure projects produce over twice as many jobs per dollar as road maintenance projects. According to the study, road resurfacing projects create 6.8 jobs per $1 million, whereas new bike lane projects create 14.4 jobs per $1 million. The difference is explained by the fact that bike and pedestrian construction projects are more labor-intensive, with a greater share of the dollars going toward labor rather than materials.

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One Response to “Building Bike Lanes Creates More Jobs”

  • Mike says:

    You know, I’m sure bicycle planning and advocacy posts probably don’t get as many page views, but thanks for posting them!

 
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