For a 2016 pilot, a stretch of Bloor Street in Toronto, from Shaw Street (above) to Avenue Road, was redesigned to remove one lane of street parking and add bike lanes to both curbs. A new study finds “no negative economic impacts” associated with the change, as many merchants feared, and even found evidence of increased business activity. (Christopher Porter / Flickr)

The latest evidence that bike lanes are good for business

A new study in Toronto supports what other cities have found: trading street parking for a bike lane doesn’t hurt the local economy, and often helps.

Eric Jaffe
Sep 5, 2019 · 5 min read