Bulletin 03: Economic Benefits

Active Transportation

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Bulletin 03: Economic Benefits

Summary

There are negative economic impacts when communities are not designed to provide active transportation opportunities:

“Urban recurrent congestion costs Canadians between $2.3 billion and $3.7 billion (in 2002 dollar values). More than 90 percent of this cost is time lost in traffic by drivers and passengers; 7 percent to attributable to increased fuel consumption; and 3 percent is from increased green house gas emissions.”(p.16)

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Publication Date: November 30, 2009

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