Boulder Bicyclists Make it to Work on Two Wheels at the Highest Rate

Boulder bicyclists are king of the commuting world.

A new U.S. Census Bureau report shows that more than 1 in 10 commuters from Boulder get to work by bike – the highest rate among all U.S. cities with more than 100,000 people.

Boulder bicyclists rank first nationally in commuting to work on two wheels, according the Census Bureau.

Boulder bicyclists rank first nationally in commuting to work on two wheels, according the Census Bureau.

The 10.5 percent rate is well ahead of Eugene, Ore. at 8.7 percent and Berkeley, Calif. at 8.1 percent, according to the 2012 American Community Survey.

Fort Collins ranks fifth nationally among large and medium-sized cities with 6.8 percent of workers biking to their jobs.

Boulder also ranks among the top 10 medium-sized cities in the U.S. for walking to work at 9.2 percent.

In Denver, 2.3 percent of commuters got to work by bike, up from 1 percent in 2000. Another 4.4 percent of workers walked to their jobs, about the same as in 2000. Portland, Ore., had the highest number of bike commuters among large U.S. cities,  at 6.1.

The number of U.S. workers  who traveled to work by bicycle increased from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 in 2008-2012, a larger percentage increase than any other commuting mode, the ACS said.

 

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