StreetsBlog: Salt Lake City cuts car parking, adds bike lanes, sees retail boost

As we gear up for Better Streets Week here in Austin, here's an encouraging story from Salt Lake City. According to an in-house study on new protected bike lanes, retailers may be happy to find out that removing parking spots may in fact increase business. A growing body of evidence suggests that if bike lanes and parking removal contribute to a street with calmer traffic and a better pedestrian environment, everybody can win.