Since 2000, record numbers of Americans have parked their cars and ridden their bikes. Here’s a look at who’s riding where.
Installing a mile-long protected lane on Ninth Avenue in New York City resulted in a 49% estimated potential increase in retail sales among merchants located along the path and a 58% reduction in injuries to all street users (cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers).
Source: New York City Department of Transportation, Measuring the Street, 2012
The State of Bike Commuting
Since 2000, record numbers of Americans have climbed on their bikes and taken to the streets. Here's a look at who's riding where.
Federal Funding for Bike Lanes
Funds have been declining in recent times, though they're still a big improvement over ten years ago.
Ride or Drive: The Choice is Clear
Pedaling around town saves gas, saves money, and helps save the planet.
Making a Difference
If Americans made one 4-mile round-trip by bike instead of car each week, we'd burn nearly 2 billion fewer gallons of gas annually. At $3.64 a gallon, that's a savings of $6.6 billion.
Source: Sierra Club: Pedaling Prosperity, 2012