This study identifies the economic and health impacts of bicycling in Iowa.
This study identifies the economic and health impacts of bicycling in Iowa. Impacts are estimated based on spending by individual cyclists, bicycle specific retail sales, economic activity generated by bicycle organizations, and health cost savings in the State of Iowa. The study is based on primary data collected from individual cyclists, bicycle specific retail operators and bicycle organizations. Health impacts are based on selected primary and secondary data detailed in the methodology. This study presents:
The data for the study were collected using three questionnaires that were distributed to bicycle riders, bicycle- specific retail businesses and bicycle organizations in Iowa during the fall of 2011. The U.S. Census and Iowa Department of Transportation statistics were utilized to estimate the number of bicycle riders. Health statistics were obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Published September 2011
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