Transportation

Report: Cycling And Walking Can Be Good For Business

The study by the Urban Land Institute focuses on how active transportation is affecting apartment and retail developments.

Researcher Ed McMahon discusses the Urban Land Institute study on active transportation. Gail Delaughter | Houston Public Media
Researcher Ed McMahon discusses the Urban Land Institute study on active transportation.

A recent study says real estate developers can see big returns by including more facilities for walkers and cyclists. The study by the Urban Land Institute focuses on “active transportation” and how it’s affecting new apartment and retail developments.  News 88.7 Transportation Reporter Gail Delaughter recently talked with researcher Ed McMahon, who was one of the authors of the study.

Says McMahon: “If you go into a community and somebody says, well, no one in our community will ever ride a bicycle, usually it’s because there’s nowhere to ride the bicycle. And when a city like Houston and so many others start actually investing even small amounts of money in alternative ways to get around, people love to have more options and choices.”

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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