Good news for bicycle commuting!
Census data indicates rise in bike commuting
Washington, D.C. – Bike commuting grew 10 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The bureau’s American Community Survey showed that about 0.64 percent of commutes by bicycle, which represents an almost 10 percent increase from 2011, when the bike commute estimate was 0.55 percent. according to the League of American Bicyclists, this was the largest year-on-year increase in bicycle commuting since 2007-2008. The League also cited a 61.6 percent increase in bicycle commuting since 2000 and an 11 percent increase in women bike commuters since 2011, indicating that growth in bike commuting by women is outpacing that of men. The ACS figures estimate the number of commutes that take place by all modes of transportation. Non-commuting trips are not counted.