Friday, January 27, 2012

Top US Cycling and Walking Cities

The Alliance for Biking and Walking published the Benchmarking Report, ranking the top ten States for bicycling and walking levels as follows:
Top ten states in ranking of bicycling and walking levels:
1. Alaska
4. Montana
5. Oregon
6. Hawaii
7. Massachusetts
8. South Dakota
9. Wyoming
10. Maine
and the top ten cities as follows:
1. Boston
3. San Francisco
4. Seattle
6. Portland, OR
7. Minneapolis
8. Philadelphia
9. Honolulu
10. New Orleans

And to put this in some perspective, the report found that 1 per cent of all trips are made by bicycle and 10.5% made by foot. Figures also suggested that commuting by bicycle rose an impressive 57 per cent from 2000 to 2009.

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