Europe's cycling economy has created 650,000 jobs

Europe's cycling economy has created 650,000 jobs

Cycling industry employs more people than mining and quarrying with potential for a million jobs by 2020, says new study

Europes cycling industry now employs more people than mining and quarrying and almost twice as many as the steel industry, according to the first comprehensive study of the jobs created by the sector.

Some 655,000 people work in the cycling economy which includes bicycle production, tourism, retail, infrastructure and services compared to 615,000 people in mining and quarrying, and just 350,000 workers directly employed in the steel sector.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/nov/12/europes-cycling-economy-has-created-650000-jobs