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Bike commuters save the government $21 per trip

An Australian study found "The economy benefits by more than $21 every time a person cycles 20 minutes to work and back and $8.50 each time a person walks 20 minutes to and from work".  The Australian government says that all future road infrastructure projects will include separated bike paths, and is making alternative transportation a priority. 

 

Full article here: 

http://www.smh.com.au/national/bike-riders-save-economy-21-on-each-commute-20130730-2qxdg.html#ixzz2akBIuEkC