bicycling stats: how do you ride?Posted: August 16, 2013
Bicycling Magazine asked its readers how they ride, where they go, how far, and how often. One thing is certain: more people are riding bikes for more purposes now than ever. Bicycling is no longer only a leisure activity. Many people commute to work and ride bikes to run errands. Many people live life on their bikes. Are you one of them?
Some of the statistics, excerpted:
How often do you ride your bike to and from work?Every day: 30% Several times a week: 30% Several times a month: 12% Several times a year: 11% Never: 17%
Do you wear a helmet when you ride for transportation?Always: 80%
Almost always: 9%
Almost never: 2%
Not including your commute, how frequently do you ride your bike for transportation?Every day: 13%
Several times a week: 31%
Several times a month: 26%
Several times a year: 18%
There are more interesting statistics in the link, so check it out! Where do you fit?
- Wheels of Change: the Rise of Bicycling in America (triplepundit.com)