A very circuitous article about cycling in Madison Wisconsin and  New Orleans (NOLA).  The revitalization of major sections of NOLA post-Katrina have in part been driven by the implementation of bike lanes to promote local traffic.

I kind of wish Rob Ford paid attention to stuff like this. Hey if his core constituency doesn’t get bike lanes – being in the ‘burbs – okay. But if he wants to win the whole city maybe he should look at bike lanes not as wastes of money but investments in creating traffic for local retailers. Would the increase in tax revenues from mini retail booms recoup the initial cost?

Big Easy Bike Boom | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine.