Philadelphia Leads the Largest Cities in America for Bicycle Mode 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