Building Bike Lanes Saves 17 Billion Pound Sterling

$4 return per $1 spent!

The UK Government announced in November 2014 that they are building bike lanes to the tune of 214 million pound over 3 years to save 17 billion pound sterling before 20 years!

Source:Building Biking’, RideOn Magazine, February 2015, page 30.

In Australia:

Inactivity is calculated to be draining the Australian economy of $13.8 billion every year.  Two out of every three Australians are not getting enough exercise.

Retailer’s Conclusion:

That means for every $ spent on cycle path development with the data they have available, they will see FOUR FOLD return in public health savings every year from the initial investment!  The message to Federal, State and local levels of government is clear!