Leading USA bicycle commuting cities in 2010

Source: aad.oregon.edu

The list provided below is from the 2010 American Community Survey (via wikipedia) and is for cities exceeding 100,000 in population. Congratulations to Eugene, Oregon for taking the top spot.

I am rather disappointed not to see Greater Lansing on the list, but congratulations to our friends in Ann Arbor for ranking so high. For those that are college towns like Ann Arbor, some of the major schools are noted.

  • Eugene, Oregon 8.3% – University of Oregon
  • Berkeley, California 8.0% – University of California
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts 6.8% – MIT and Harvard
  • Gainesville, Florida 6.0% – University of Florida
  • Madison, Wisconsin 6.0% – University of Wisconsin
  • Portland, Oregon 6.0% – Portland State
  • Pasadena, California 4.8%  – Cal Tech
  • Fort Collins, Colorado 4.4% – Colorado State
  • Boise, Idaho 3.9% – Boise State
  • Seattle, Washington 3.6% – University of Washington
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota 3.5% – University of Minnesota
  • San Francisco, California 3.5% – San Francisco, San Francisco State, etc.
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 3.1% – University of Michigan
  • Washington, DC 3.1% – Georgetown, Howard, American, etc.
  • Charleston, South Carolina 3.0% – The Citadel
  • Tucson, Arizona 3.0% – University of Arizona
  • Salt Lake City, Utah 2.7% – University of Utah
  • Hartford, Connecticut 2.6%
  • Paradise, Nevada 2.6%
  • Sacramento, California 2.5%
  • Tempe, Arizona 2.5% – Arizona State
  • Provo, Utah 2.4% – Brigham Young
  • Richmond, Virginia 2.2% – Virginia Commonwealth and Richmond
  • Irvine, California 2.1% – UC Irvine
  • New Haven, Connecticut 2.1% – Yale
  • Providence, Rhode Island 2.0% – Brown
  • Costa Mesa, California 1.9%
  • Tampa, Florida 1.9% – University of South Florida
  • New Orleans, Louisiana 1.8% – Tulane
  • Oakland, California 1.8%
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1.8% – Penn, Temple, etc.
  • Spokane, Washington 1.8 – Gonzaga
  • Athens-Clarke County, Georgia 1.6% – University of Georgia
  • Honolulu, Hawaii 1.6% – University of Hawaii
  • Lincoln, Nebraska 1.6% – University of Nebraska
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1.6% – Pitt, Duquense, etc
  • Pompano Beach, Florida 1.6%
  • Anchorage, Alaska 1.5% – University of Alaska
  • Columbia, Missouri 1.5% _ University of Missouri
  • Hollywood, Florida 1.5%
  • Salem, Oregon 1.5%
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico 1.4% – University of New Mexico
  • Arlington, Virginia 1.4%
  • Bellevue, Washington 1.4%
  • Boston, Massachusetts 1.4% – Boston College, Boston University, etc.
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3 thoughts on “Leading USA bicycle commuting cities in 2010

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    Surveys of alternate transportation modes are revealing of other spaects or characteristics, such as environmental awareness, recycling participation, and so forth…at least I think so; could be wrong…

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