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Commuting growth in the U.S.

Here’s an interesting infographic I stumbled across on the League of American Bicyclists website this evening:


The information is gleaned from the National Household Travel Survey, and:

The number of bicyclists is growing rapidly from coast to coast. The National Household Travel Survey showed that the number of trips made by bicycle in the U.S. more than doubled from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009.

Thanks, in part, to encouragement efforts like Bike to Work Day, the number of bike commuters is on the rise, as well — especially in Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, from 2000 to 2011, the 39 Bicycle Friendly Communities among the 70 largest U.S. cities saw a 80% increase in bicycle commuting.

One caveat: this is from 2010/2011 data — information is only “periodically” collected by the Federal Highway Administration. To take a look at the rest of the LAB article (which includes a link to download a PDF version of the infographic), please visit their site by clicking here.