If your commute is on two wheels, you likely live in what’s called a Bicycle-Friendly Community—where the number of bike commuters is growing exponentially. The League of American Bicyclists has been tracking bike trends since 1990, and cities across the country are showing big spikes in commuter biking. In New York City alone, more than 200,000 people bike every day. 

Surge in Commuter Cycling

Since 2000, these cities have seen the biggest leaps in commuter cyclists*:

Detroit 272.3%
Buffalo 269.6%
D.C. 255.6%
Kansas City 249.6%
Portland 248.6%
St. Louis 233.3%
Baltimore 215.8%
Chicago 214.4%
Pittsburgh 211.8%

*Data from the League of American Bicyclists

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