Philadelphia Leads the Largest Cities in America for Bicycle Mode Share

A new report from The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia shows that Philadelphia's bicycle mode share is more than double that of Chicago's (the big city with the second-greatest share).

On Monday, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia unveiled a report on the growth of cycling and changes in cycling behavior in the city. Their analysis of census figures and their own annual bicycle counts revealed:

• Philadelphia has, per capita, twice as many bicycle commuters as any other big city in the US.
• Bicycle commuting increased 151 percent from 2000 to 2009.
• Bike lanes lead to better bicyclist behavior: bicyclists are more than twice as likely to ride on the sidewalk when there is no bike lane.
• Streets with bike lanes have more bike traffic.

Thanks to Wm Benjamin Cromie, AICP

Full Story: As city considers new bike lanes, report says Phila. leads big cities in bike commuting

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