Comment 98769

By arienc (registered) | Posted March 21, 2014 at 06:32:37 in reply to Comment 98758

Because:

1) Providing good bike infrastructure doesn't mean no cars, it allows citizens to do with less. The auto industry will still be viable. 2) The money not spent on cars, gas, maintenance and insurance will be spent on something else, or saved for future consumption. Governments will get their cut. 3) Inevitably the spending that replaces automotive costs will add more to the local economy than spending on cars, gasoline or insurance, most of which funnel money elsewhere.
4) Cycling is not safe when the built infrastructure ignores their safety. As a cyclist here in North America, you are 30x more likely to be killed or injured than a cyclist in the Netherlands, even though very few Dutch wear helmets.

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