Mode Share

Miami Traffic Jam

The Cost of Driving Increasingly Out of Reach in the U.S.

New research stresses the importance of socioeconomic differences in U.S. transportation trends.

March 27, 2023 - Salon

Bike Light

People on Bikes Outnumber Drivers in the City of London

The City of London’s efforts to increase biking and reduce driving has finally achieved a long-term goal: a preference for biking over driving.

March 24, 2023 - Forbes

Biking in Denver

Study: More Bike Infrastructure Could Prevent 15,000 Deaths Annually

In addition to reducing air pollution and congestion, improving bike infrastructure could save thousands of lives each year, according to new research.

December 8, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Chicago Bikeshare

Study: When Women Ride Bikes, Everyone Rides More

New research indicates a positive association between overall cycling levels and ridership rates for women-identified riders.

May 19, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

D.C. Metro

Report: D.C. Area Commuters Driving Alone Less

With all the bad news about plummeting ridership as the D.C. Metro transit system has struggled to deal with maintenance issues, a new report indicates that regional commuters are still driving alone less.

October 10, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Bike The Drive

Car-Free Cities, Measured

The CityLab team has created a new metric to measure the U.S. cities where people are most likely to be car free.

September 25, 2019 - CityLab

Protected bike lane New York

Fewer New Yorkers Riding Bikes

A recent report presents evidence that fewer New Yorkers are choosing bikes as an alternative form of transportation.

September 23, 2019 - New York Post

Copenhagen Bikes

Copenhagen Update: On-Street Auto Parking Replaced by Bike Parking

Copenhagen may have already met its bicycling goal of 50 percent of modal share for commuting, but it needs to improve the share for all trips. With less funding available, the city is pursuing low cost strategies, such as auto parking removal.

June 3, 2019 - Forbes

Colorado Bike

The Best Places for Bikes in the United States

PeopleforBike has released its most comprehensive analysis yet of how well cities and towns provide bike infrastructure and succeed in attracting people to active transportation.

May 8, 2019 - PeopleforBikes

Broadway Bike Lane

If You Build It, They Will Ride (400% More)

A more than 400 percent increase in bike ridership following the opening of a protected bike lane on Second Avenue proves that Seattleites are more inclined to ride with safe facilities.

May 1, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Bike Commute

Congressional Bill Would Offer a Bigger Tax Break for People Who Bike to Work

A bi-partisan bill till early in the federal legislative process would expand a very small tax incentive for people who ride a bike to work.

April 8, 2019 - Fast Company


Bike Commuting Down: American Community Survey Data

Bike commuters are increasing in some cities, but overall, fewer Americans are biking to work.

January 11, 2019 - USA Today

Broadway Bike Lane

Bike Commutes at a Ten-Year Low in Seattle

Commute trips by bike are flat in Seattle, despite investments in high quality infrastructure. The city will have to do more for bikes to cut into the overall share of commute trips in the city of Seattle.

October 2, 2018 - The Seattle Times

Empty Subway

Census: Working From Home More Common Than Taking Transit to Work

A more sedentary approach to commuting is now more common than taking the bus or train to work, trailing only driving to work as the most common commute mode.

September 24, 2018 - Governing

Free Floating Bikeshare

Dockless Bikeshare Has More Bikes Than Riders

Private bikeshare companies have rolled out large fleets of bikes in cities around the world and United States, but despite their ubiquity, dockless bikeshare is actually much less popular than traditional bikeshare.

May 9, 2018 - Governing

Car-Free Street

Replica, a New Tool from Sidewalk Labs, Takes Trip Data to the Next Level

Detailed reports on mode share, in real time and over time, are available with Replica.

April 18, 2018 - Sidewalk Labs

D.C. Metro Bus

How Bikes Exploded onto the D.C. Scene

A trio of local experts offers insight into how Washington, D.C. tripled bike mode share in a decade.

December 28, 2017 - CityLab

Washington D.C.

D.C. Could Offer Cash for Walking and Biking to Work

Washington, D.C. already has the highest percentage of commuters in the country walking and biking to work; a new bill aims to provide even more incentives to leave the car at home.

September 23, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington


Study: The Quality of Bike Infrastructure Matters

Another study shows what should be obvious by now: the higher quality the bike infrastructure, the better the results in terms of safety and mode choice.

May 12, 2017 - American Journal Of Public Health

D.C. Considering a 'Cash-Out' Program to Get Commuters Out of Cars

Washington, D.C. is looking to cut back on one of the incentives that inspire commuters to drive to and from work.

March 20, 2017 - The Washington Post

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