Biking to Work: How U.S. Cities Stack Up
Coming right up is national Bike to Work Week (May 16-20) and Bike to Work Day (May 20). This is a time to celebrate the healthiest and greenest commuters in the nation.
To mark the occasion, the U.S. Census Bureau set out to highlight the U.S. cities that have the greatest percentage of people who are biking to work.
Coming in at #1, not surprisingly, was Berkeley, California. This college town near San Francisco has long been a national pioneer in healthy (raw food, yoga) or green (recycling) trends.
However, the great city of Boulder, Colorado is not far behind Berkeley, at #2.
Both of these cities have between 9%-10% of their populations cycling to work each day.
Other standout cities include Cambridge, Massachusetts; Portland and Eugene, Oregon; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Madison, Wisconsin.
You can see the full list HERE.
Noticeably absent from the list of top cycle-commuting cities are New York and Los Angeles. Although visitors to these cities will see commuters on bikes, they will also see lots of crazy drivers seemingly trying to kill them.
Indeed, in some places bicycle commuting is an activity for the bold.
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