Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Bicycling

Assessing the economic impact and health benefits of bicycling in Minnesota

The 2016 20-year Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and Statewide Bicycle System Plan identified bicycling as an integral part of Minnesota’s transportation system. MnDOT contracted with the University of Minnesota to complete a project to better understand the economic and health impacts of bicycling in Minnesota.

Bicyclists biking along a path
The 2016 20-year Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan identified bicycling as an integral part of Minnesota’s transportation system.

Overview

Final report

Fact sheets

Individual pieces of the study

Contacts

Sara Dunlap
Principal Planner, MnDOT Office of Transit
651-366-4194
sara.dunlap@state.mn.us

Xinyi Qian, Ph.D.
Tourism Specialist and Extension Educator (Principal Investigator)
University of Minnesota Tourism Center
qianx@umn.edu

Brigid Tuck
Economic Impact Analyst
University of Minnesota Extension
tuckb@umn.edu

Neil Linscheid
Extension Educator, Community Economics
University of Minnesota Extension
lins0041@umn.edu

Greg Lindsey, Ph.D.
Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
linds301@umn.edu

Mark Pereira, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
perei004@umn.edu