The potential benefits of walking and biking in Colorado are immense, according to a new study prepared for the state Office of Economic Development and Trade [PDF].
BBC Research and Consulting found that the statewide economic benefits of walking and biking total $1.6 billion annually. The health impact is worth $3.2 billion annually.
But despite the obvious health and economic benefits associated with biking and walking, Colorado’s streets aren’t designed for safe walking and biking. People think the state’s walking and biking infrastructure has a lot of room for improvement, according to BBC’s survey of 2,255 Coloradans.