Bicycle transportation is good for a lot of things-it's healthy, it's green, it's quiet, it's fun, it builds community. It also makes financial sense, and the magnitude of bicycling's economic impact gets far less attention than it deserves. In the Bikenomics series, Elly Blue explores the scope of that impact, from personal finance to local economies to the big picture of the national budget. In the grassroots and on a policy level, the bicycle is emerging as an effective engine of economic recovery.
How bicycling will save the economy (if we let it)
Tearing down urban freeways to make room for a new bicycle economy
Pedaling away from the health care crisis
The economic case for on-street bike parking
How the bicycle economy can help us beat the energy crisis