Bike Economics: The Costs & Benefits of Bike Parking vs Car Parking


Elly Blue of the Zine Taking the Lane, columnist for Grist, Momentum and former managing editor of recently published a 4-part series on about the economics of biking.  Great great articles, great writing, and part 4 focuses on a topic near and dear to the heart of yours truly.  Elly makes a straightforward case for biking by pointing out the economics of bike parking:

  • Installing and maintaining one bike rack/space is infinitely less expensive than building and maintaining one car parking space
  • Bike parking spaces are better at generating revenue than car parking spaces

Read the article here on and thanks to Chris Baskind for giving me a heads up on this article!

bike parking at the Shedd Aquarium


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