According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey (ACS), released today, 0.55% of American workers use a bicycle as the primary means of getting to work. This is up 14 percent since 2007, 36 percent from the first ACS in 2005, and 43 percent since the 2000 Census. The League of American Bicyclists will do a thorough analysis of the numbers for various locations. In the meantime, you can look up this information for hundreds of communities and all of the states using the American Fact Finder. The ACS numbers are estimated by the Census bureau based on samples taken year-round.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Bike commuting small, but growing
This just in from policy analyst Darren Flusche at the League of American Bicyclists: