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Feds say bike infrastructure investment pays off

After a four-year, $100 million pilot project in four communities, including the Twin Cities, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a report that not only did biking increase by nearly 50 percent over the three-year life of the four projects, but there were 7,700 fewer tons of carbon dioxide emitted.
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After a four-year, $100 million pilot project in four communities, including the Twin Cities, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a report that not only did biking increase by nearly 50 percent over the three-year life of the four projects, but there were 7,700 fewer tons of carbon dioxide emitted, 1.2 million fewer gallons of gas burned and a $6.9 million a year reduction in health care costs.

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