Panel: Charlottesville’s Bike Accessibility an Economic Boost
People in Charlottesville
are taking a look at the benefits of having a walkable and bike-friendly city.
In a discussion held by
the city, a panel said providing great places to walk and bicycle helps boost the
economy. Charlottesville's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Amanda Poncy,
says trails built near homes can boost home values, and bicycle tourism is
beginning to pick up steam.
"We have a number of
historic sites here. Two world heritage sites and a bike friendly community,
silver level walk friendly community and tons of other historic resources and
just opportunities to really ties those things together to boost tourist
revenue," Poncy said.
The meeting was recorded
and will be broadcast on Charlottesville public access television in the
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