17 Oct '12, 6pm

More Americans are biking to work — but not enough of them are women

More Americans are biking to work — but not enough of them are women

More than three-quarters of a million Americans are regularly biking to work , according to new Census data. This map shows cycle commuting hotspots. Governing.com Davis, Calif., tops the charts with 16.6 percent of the city’s workforce peddling to punch the clock. West Coast cities, especially dense college towns with little public transit in California, Colorado, and Oregon, round out the top. But large metro areas, from Seattle to New York City, saw the biggest increases in cyclers since 2006 . (Meanwhile, the East Coast and South are totally kicking ass on walking to work .) Overall, there’s been a 47 percent increase in bike commuting since 2000 . From the Governing blog, which compiled and visualized the data: In most areas, cyclists accounted for only a small share of all commuters. Last year, they made up an estimated 0.56 percent of U.S. working adults, a rate tha...

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