More Americans are Bicycling to Work

 

Bicyclists on the Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis

Bicyclists on the Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis

 

The 2008 Census American Community Survey results are out and more Americans are bicycling than ever.  There’s still much room for improvement, but between 2000-2008, commuting to work by bicycle in the US has increased 43%. That’s HUGE! Dero hometown, Minneapolis keeps it’s second place of major cities increasing 10% over 2007 to 4.3%. Portland made the large jump in percentage and number of riders with an increase from 3.9% to 6%. See more stats below and find out how your city did with the American Fact Finder.

 

 

Percent of American who bike to work

 

2000 Census

2005

2006

2007

2008

US

0.38%

0.40%

0.45%

0.48%

0.55%

 

 

Percent Change

 

 

 

2000 to 2008

2005 to 2008

 2007 to 2008

 

 

United States

43.40%

35.80%

14.30%

 

 

 

NOTES: The ACS numbers are estimated by the Census bureau based on samples taken year-round. The numbers in the tables above are rounded, if you calculate the percentages based on the rounded numbers, you’ll get different values than are presented in the second table.

 

 

 

 

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