COSTS COST-EFFECTIVENESS (BENEFITS)Health Costs
Health-related issues resulting from obesity coststhe health system in Ontario: $2.2 to $2.5 billionper year.
: $4.3 billion (2005 dollars)
Costs Ontario: 1 million work days, 1.5 millionphysician visits, 6 million restricted activity days,2.2 million bed days/year.Nationally: Costs Canadian employers $16billion/year
Air Pollution: (2008-31)
Healthcare Costs, Ontario $6,490,300
MTO, Transportation (Road)2010-011
, Total Expense: $2,521,96 million
Operating: $1,366.9 millionCapital: $932.8 millionEstimated cost of auto-transport (Ontario) is over$8 billion per year.
Costs on Road Transport include:
Congestion reduction, Road costs, parking costs,vehicle costs, traffic collisions, and pollutioncosts.
Ontario Investment: 1 mile cycling perindividual provides $0.19 in Health Benefitsalone.If 25% of Ontario population cycles1mile/day/year the benefit/cost to Healthcaresystem will be over $225 Million per year.
: Investment in cycling infrastructure willavert $155 Million in healthcare costs per yearin Portland, Oregon.
: High rate of Alt/Trans in Denmark,Sweden, Amsterdam have one-third obesityrate of US.
Investment in Alt/Trans:Initial investment
will yield 4 times theamount of bicycle miles travelled per investeddollar. One bike trip vs. one car trip savesindividuals and society $2.73 per mile. A 2-mile bike trip would save $5.56. Cost of a bike-lane can be as little as $5,000/mile.
In Quebec bicycle industry generated sales over$181 Million, 2,800 jobs, $17.2 Million in Taxenergy Revenue, $13.6 Million in Federaltaxes.US:
invested $6.7 Million inbicycle infrastructure and generated $60Million in economic benefits through Tourism.
generates 20% of bicyclemanufacturing in US. The bicycling industrybrings in $556 Million and 3,418 jobs toWisconsin.