November 26, 2013 4 Comments
Every Tuesday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.
This week we are looking at data published based on the US Census and American Community Survey from the League of American Bicyclists (found here) about bicycle commute rates in the 70 largest cities in the US and how it has changed over time. We took the top 10 most populous cities in America and graphed percent of commuters who are bicyclists by the year that the data was taken. It is important to note that the years represented along the x-axis are not at equal intervals, largely due to the change in data collection by the US Census with the addition of the American Community Survey. Regardless, it is obvious that Philadelphia continues to lead the top 10 largest US cities in bicycle commute mode share!