Friday, January 14, 2011

Report Says Bicycling Creates Jobs

Does bicycling create jobs? A new report out of Baltimore, MD says it does. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood met with a coalition of bicycling advocates this week who say that pedestrian and bicycle projects created nearly twice as many jobs per dollar spent than traditional road projects.

Mr. LaHood blogs talks about the meeting, and that report, on his 'Fast Lane' blog.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.