ULI Research Roundup: The Impact of Bicycle Infrastructure Investment on Retail Sales and Job Creation

Courtesy of Streetsblog

What are the economic benefits of bicycle infrastructure on retail sales and jobs? The links between bicycle infrastructure and economic returns, measured by retail sales and new jobs, is something that ULI research staff gets asked about frequently….
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Turning Suburban Corridors into Something Better in Carmel, Detroit, and Arlington

Pop-up community space on the Livernois Corridor in Detroit.

The topic of suburban corridors drew a large, standing-room only audience at a Wednesday session at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Chicago last week. Lessons from Carmel, Indiana, Detroit, Michigan, and Arlington, Virginia were highlighted at the packed Repositioning Suburban Corridors: From Soulless Strips to Something Better session….
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ULI Washington Survey Polls Members on Walking, Biking, and Real Estate

Bike Commuting DC

A survey conducted by ULI Washington found that ULI members and partners in the Washington, DC region believe it would be beneficial for the area if more people biked and walked to work, and expect the walking and biking trend to grow in the next several years….
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The End of Suburban Sprawl? Observations from Ed McMahon’s Summer Trips

Carmel, Indiana Town Center

Is the end of suburban sprawl here? No, not yet, writes ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon. But on his recent trips to communities across the United States to speak about the ULI report “Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development,” he saw ample evidence that the autocentric model that has long characterized American suburbs is changing….
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