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New report on bicycle commuting

The League of American Bicyclists has released a new report "Where We Ride: An Analysis of Bicycling in American Cities."  The report uses 2012 U.S. Census American Community Survey journey-to-work data to look at broad trends across the nation, at both the state and city level, highlighting:

  • The 25 cities in America with the most (estimated) bicycle commuters
  • How all 50 states rank according to bicycle commuters as a share of all commuters
  • How cities with a high percentage of bicycle commuters compare to other cities in their regions
  • How cities compare based upon multimodal commuters, looking beyond just bikes to other forms of transportation that involve more physical activity, including walking and transit
  • Cities where a majority of bicycle commuters are women

The report is designed to highlight the range and diversity of cities and states that are above the national average for bicycle commuters as a share of all commuters, the sheer numbers of commuters who indicated that bicycling was their "primary" mode of travel for getting to work, and to give an indication of the change in these measurements over time.