USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood blogged recently about the significant job creation that results from bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects when compared to typical roadwork. LaHood writes:
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.
View the rest of Secretary LaHood’s blog entry here.