The results of the test are as follows: an economic gain of 3.03, 6.06 and 8.4 times over a 20 year period.10 The gain was proportional to the number of riders which were 3,922 , 7,843 and 11,118. What did we learn? First the hypothesis that building encouraging wellness through a separate, non- stop cycling highway would bring a net return on investment assuming our costs are correct. With further analysis, these costs can be made more
in line with the reality of building the project. The project also could also be modified in order to make the budget work.
The goal is not to replace the role of transportation planner but to bring a fresh set of eyes to the challenge of the turn-of-the-twentieth century city, where budgets are low but expectations about quality of life are high. With an innovative eye, cost effective solutions can be found hiding in plain sight and the public health improved. The hypothesis has legs and is worth exploring further. This, in our opinion, is what resilience is all about.