In case you were wondering which were the top bicycle cities in the US (or, to be more specific, which were the top cities for bicycle commute rates), a recent presentation given by John MacArthur of the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) included a nice chart on just that, based on the 2012 Community Survey conducted by the US Census Bureau (h/t TreeHugger).
Can you name the top 10 cities before having a look?
Yep, Portland has held that #1 spot for quite a while. And Minneapolis has been at the top of the charts for a long time, as well. However, I was a little surprised to see DC up at #3 (barely). But I know its bike-sharing program has done a lot to increasing bicycling in the city, as have bike infrastructure improvements.
All across the board, though, there’s a lot of room for improvement.
Let’s hope that these cities can one day get halfway to Groningen’s bicycle commute rate.