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1783Re: [sustran] local businesses suffer financially when a zone is pedestrianized

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  • Carlosfelipe Pardo
    Jun 23, 2012
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      Bogotá has just pedestrianised a stretch of the city center's main
      road (séptima, between 19th and 26th) since january, and commerce
      representatives have said that their sales went down since then but
      they don't have detailed data or a comprehensive before-after report.

      Pardo

      Probably written while riding a bicycle. Please excuse typos.

      On 23/06/2012, at 3:38, eric britton <eric.britton@...> wrote:

      > Has anyone here ever run across a solid report or study showing that local
      > businesses suffer financially when a zone is pedestrianized or made bike
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      > Or that real estate prices take a nose dive when such improvements are made?
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      > Most of us here know about the other side of this coin, but it occurred to
      > me that this such references might be useful to us all, given that these
      > local conflicts and claims come up time and time again in cities around the
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      > Kind thanks/Eric Britton
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