The memorial link will benefit the local economy by increasing non-motorized transportation.
According to the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (2004), increased non-motorized travel improves community cohesion, security and aesthetics.
The positive association between income and pedestrian safety has been recorded in many American cities.
Surveys conducted by the University of Waterloo have found that cyclists make more frequent shopping trips, visit more shops on a single trip, and spend at least as much money compared to auto drivers.
Cyclists in North American cities often spend more money per capita than drivers and transit users.
In San Francisco, 4 years after bike lanes were added to Valencia St., 65% of business owners said these had a positive impact on business.
In New York, businesses saw up to 49% increase in retail sales where buffered bike lanes were added compared to a 3% increase borough wide.