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What bicycling can do for the economy

Those who know me best know that I am above nearly all else, a cheapskate. I also, however, consider myself to be something of an environmentalist. Often, these two inclinations meet together in a sweet spot of personal interest: be it in transportation choice, energy usage, etc. 

My love of bicycling is a great example of this intersection. Often, my frugality is the tipping point that gets me on the bike on these cold March mornings. That's why I was so happy to be tipped off by an Active Trans member (thanks Beth Arthur!) to this new article from that explores the impact of bicycling on transportation cost, quality of life and local economic impact.