Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bike Trails Pump $42 Million Into Orange County's Economy Annually

Here's a LINK to an economic analysis conducted by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council finding that Orange County's bike trails pump more than $42 million annually into the local economy.  Downtown Winter Garden's economic renaissance--prompted in large part by the West Orange Trail--should give pause to those who would strip the minimal funding provided for such trails.

Sixty-seven percent of Downtown Winter Garden businesses reported increased sales and revenues from the West Orange Trail.
The Atlantic Cities posted an article looking at the same issue at THIS LINK.