General Director of Euro Exim Bank Ltd. got economists thinking when he said:
“A cyclist is a disaster for the country’s economy:
They don’t buy cars and does not borrow money to buy.
They don’t pay for insurance policies.
They don’t buy fuel, does not pay for the necessary maintenance and repairs.
They don’t use paid parking.
Nor cause serious accidents.
They don’t require multi-lane highways.
They don’t get fat.
Healthy people are neither needed nor useful for the economy.
They don’t buy medicine. They do not go to hospitals or doctors.
Nothing is added to the country’s GDP (gross domestic product).
On the contrary, every new McDonald’s restaurant creates at least 30 jobs: 10 cardiologists, 10 dentists, 10 dietary experts and nutritionists, and obviously, people who work at the restaurant itself.”
cyclist or McDonald’s?
It is worth considering.
PS. Walking is even worse. Pedestrians don’t even buy bicycles.