Bicycle tourism, although growing in leaps and bounds, is not something we think about when advocating for bicycling or bicycle infrastructure. Bicycling is generally seen as a recreational activity or a mode of transportation. Consequently, arguments for its acceptance are often based on these themes primarily because this is how bicycling has historically fit into our society.
The problem with traditional methods of bicycling advocacy is that non-cyclists often see bicycle infrastructure investments as only benefiting a small number of people. They perceive “their tax dollars” as going to things they will not use themselves. Continue reading ….