Emerging Trend: Bicycle-Friendly Business DistrictsPosted: September 8, 2012
By April Economides
Published: September 10, 2012
Transportation Issues Daily
An intriguing new trend is emerging in some communities: bicycle-friendly business districts (BFBDs). A handful of cities have created or are exploring the creation of BFBDs.
We’re fortunate to have perhaps the nation’s expert on BFBDs, April Economides, educate us about this trend. Economides created the nation’s first Bike-Friendly Business District program for the City of Long Beach and has launched similar efforts in San Diego and Oakville (Canada). She speaks around the U.S. and Canada about “The Business Case for Bicycling” and Bike-Friendly Business Districts. Her complete bio follows her story below.