Top Bicycle Cities In US Are…

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.

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