1. New data adds job creation to the many benefits of bicycle
infrastructure (US Department of Transportation)
"This week, a coalition of bicycling advocates introduced me to a new
report showing that in Baltimore, MD, pedestrian and bicycle projects
created nearly twice as many jobs per dollar spent than traditional
road projects. In this case-study, "Estimating the Employment Impacts
of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Road Infrastructure," the Political
Economy Research Institute compiled data provided by the city of
Baltimore. They found that on-street bike lanes and pedestrian
measures created more direct jobs, more indirect jobs, and more
induced jobs per dollar than either road upgrades or road resurfacing.
That report was followed last week by a survey released by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating widespread
public support--67 percent--in America's cities for street design
activities that increase physical activity."
2. Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Home Values in U.S.
Cities (PDF from CEOs for Cities)
3. No McMansions for Millennials: A whopping 88% want to live in an
urban setting (Wall Street Journal)