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How Bikes Can Save Us – An Infographic by Jenica Rhee

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Jennica Rhee is a graduate of the University of Washington with degrees in Political Science and Communication.
She may be found at LinkedIn and Twitter.

Related Resources

  • Bicycle Commuting (Library Guide by Librarian Michael Unsworth at Michigan State Univerity)
  • Urban Design and Planning – Bicycle Commuting (Library Guide by Librarian Alan Michelson at the University of Washington)
  • National Report Ranks Cities and States for Bicycling and Walking (2012 Benchmarking Report reveals new information on levels, safety, funding)

“The report compiles persuasive evidence that bicycle and pedestrian projects create more jobs than highway projects, and provide at least three dollars of benefit for every dollar invested. The report also highlights the health benefits of active transportation, showing that states with the highest rates of bicycling and walking are also among those with the lowest rates of obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. “The data points to one conclusion: Investing in biking and walking projects creates jobs, leads to more people biking and walking, and improves safety and public health,” Miller says.”

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