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More People are Biking to Work

September 23, 2013

The 2012 American Community Survey results are out and bike commuting in Washington is up to 4.1% which is almost a full percentage point above last year’s 3.2%. (In 2010 it was 3.1%). It represents a pretty rapid climb from previous years.

But DC isn’t alone, the whole area has seen increases in bike commuting year-over-year. Alexandria at 1.3% from last year’s 0.8% and Silver Spring was up to 0.6 % from last year’s 0.2%.

According to the ACS, in 2012, about .64% of commutes are made by bicycle, representing an almost 10% increase from 2011. This is the largest year-on-year increase since 2007-2008, showing that people are choosing to use their bicycles for transportation.

SOURCE: thewashcycle

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