Have you ever biked along Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail and thought, “wouldn’t it be nice if there was a commercial strip nearby?”

Your urban planning stincts are strong.

According to this report from Transportation for America, city bike trails in other cities like Indianapolis, Dallas, and Atlanta, are have all revitalized adjacent neighborhoods with shops and development.

Residents and tourists alike have been drawn to the trail, and it’s proven to be not just a quality-of-life asset but an economic one as well, with business and property owners witnessing firsthand the benefits of being close to high-quality infrastructure that makes it safe for almost anyone of any age to safely walk or bike through the heart of the city.

 

 

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