fwd: Bike Commute Growth
- From: Dennis Crowley <dennis.crowley@...>
"...bicycling was the country's fastest growing
commute mode during the 1990s."
Bike Commuting Gains New Recruits In 1990s
MAY 30, 2002 -- WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)--More
Americans are commuting by bicycle than ever,
according to U.S. Census figures. With a nearly 9
percent growth rate between 1990 and 2000, bicycling
was the country's fastest growing commute mode during
The states with the greatest growth in bike commuting
between 1990 and 2000 were Oklahoma (151 percent),
Indiana (144 percent), Michigan (120 percent), New
Jersey (94 percent), and West Virginia (91 percent).
Bicycle commuting is most popular in Washington,
D.C.--a city that has some of the nation's worst
traffic according to the Urban Mobility Report--with
over 1.4 percent of commuters traveling by bike. Among
the states that lead the nation in bike commuting are
Oregon, Arizona and California, with 1.18, 1.15 and
.81 percent bike commuters, respectively.
To see how widespread bike commuting is in your state,
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