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Bikeability a Growing Factor in Commercial and Residential Development

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Amazon's Bike-Friendly Initiatives

Amazon's three-tower development in downtown Seattle is a model of bicycling friendliness. The online retailer is encouraging its employees to commute by bike - building dedicated bike lanes with barriers ("cycle tracks") and over a thousand stalls for bike storage.

 

Via6 - A Residential Development for Bicyclists

Next door to Amazon, developer Matt Griffin attracts bicyclists to the Via6, a residential mixed-use development. In the 654-unit project, Griffin included ample bike storage for residents, a bike repair shop for the community and a bike club with locker rooms, maintenance stands and bike wash stations for residents and commuters. Via6 is certainly popular: it's been open for a year and is already 90% leased, 6 to 9 months ahead of schedule.

 

Maponics Bikeability Scores

Real estate developers can identify which areas are the most bikeable, thus offering the best potential to support bike-friendly development, with Maponics Context™ Commuter Scores, which includes a Bikeability score. When you project Maponics Context Commuter Scores onto our Neighborhood Boundaries, ZIP Code Boundaries or School Boundaries, you get a clear picture of which geographies are the most attractive to the growing population of bicyclists. To learn more about Bikeability and Context Commuter Scores, contact us.