Not-Cyclists

There has been a move to build more infrastructure for cyclists here. However, with limited space on the road, this comes at a cost… which has local businesses concerned.

People

But there is the issue. How can you tell how you tell a driving customer from a walking customer from a biking customer? Especially when a cyclist is not a “cyclist”…

People

…just like a driver is not a “driver.”

They are both customers. But drivers tend to pass through towns, and those on bike or on foot will spend time at local businesses. And the goal of business is to get more customers, and bike infrastructure will bring more of these not-cyclists down their particular street- with things to do, money to spend, time to stop.

People

Ultimately it’s not about biking, but creating a neighborhood where people will stop biking… and stay a while.

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Heather
True. but good luck finding a place to lock your bike in places with no infrastructure. I bike everywhere in regular clothes which people think is cool, but still not enough to motivate them to try biking. Interestingly, the people who do go stop at cafes in their biking spandex costumes are likely to be more higher income because they can afford expensive carbon fibre bikes and all the clothes, so businesses should be nice by providing good safe bike parking etc. The rest of us may or may not have piles of money, but by not having a car… Read more »
Tommie Grier

I noted with interest while visiting Tucson, Ariz., this summer that in their public transportation system, each bus has a front-loading bicycle rack to accommodate the two-wheeling segment of the population. A bike-friendly city such as Fort Lauderdale would be well served by equipping Broward County Transit buses with bike racks.:

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Doohickie

Magnolia Ave. in Fort Worth knows their customers are cyclists. They have tons of bike racks and now a couple of bike share stations. 😀

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