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Cyclists and Pedestrians Can End Up Spending More Each Month Than Drivers

They may buy less per visit. But over the course of a month, bikers out-consumed drivers at bars, restaurants and convenience stores.
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Kelly Clifton has heard this stereotype a number of times: "Cyclists are just a bunch of kids who don’t have any money," says the professor of civil and environmental engineering at Portland State University. "They ride their bikes to a coffee shop, they sit there for four hours with their Macintoshes, they’re not really spending any money."

If you’re a shopkeeper with such suspicions, you’re probably not on board with any plan that would cut down on parking right outside your door. Cyclists are the ones with time to kill; drivers are the ones with money.