Quick Release: WABA Blog Front Page

Archive for September 27th, 2011

DC Ranks 5th for Bike Commuting!

According to newly released US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data, in 2010, DC’s percentage of bike commuters rose to 3.1% of all commuters! With this increase, we now rank 5th among the 70 largest cities in the US. This is an unprecedented 44% increase over 2009′s rate (2.2%) and a 169% increase over the past ten years. Currently, only the cities of Portland (6.0%), Seattle (3.6%), San Francisco (3.5%) and Minneapolis (3.5%) rank above DC.

A solid year of growth in the bicycle commuting rate as represented in the ACS data is a testament to the region’s commitment to bicycling as a primary mode of transportation for residents. It also underlines the ever-present need to expand our bicycle infrastructure, develop and grow innovative programs like Capital Bikeshare, improve enforcement and encourage new populations to ride bicycles.

Switch to our mobile site