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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Why biking to work is a barrier for most Americans @beurbanful

The Nickel Tour: 100 million Americans rode a bike at least once last year, but only 14% take two or more rides weekly. Let’s talk about why.
People for Bikes, a national cycling advocacy organization, has just released the results of the most comprehensive cycling survey in recent memory.
The biggest take home statistics from the survey, based on the online responses of 16,000 adults: 100 million Americans (34 percent of the population) went for a ride at least once in the last year. Forty-five million of those bikers made at least one ride as a means of transportation, rather than recreation, but only 14 percent of bikers take two or more rides each week.
That’s not because they don’t want to:  53 percent said they would like to ride more, but don’t.


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