City of (at least) 10,000 Bicyclists
Minneapolis was recently recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as having the 2nd highest percentage of people who bike to work, when compared to the 50 cities with the most workers in America. The percentage (2.4%) was second only to Portland, Oregon (3.5%), and just ahead of Seattle (2.3%) and Tucson (2.2%).
2.4% translates to 4,600 Minneapolitans who bike to work on a regular basis. Add to that total:
- St. Paul and suburban workers who bicycle commute to Minneapolis,
- College students living in dormitories (who are not counted by the Census),
- Children under the age of 16 who bike to school,
- Workers who occasionally bicycle commute to work,
- Non-bicycle commuters who pedal to run errands,
- And recreational cyclists.
How many cyclists do you think we have? The Public Works Department estimates that Minneapolis that has at least 10,000 cyclists each day. Would you like add to our total? Grab a bike and ride!
Published Aug. 27, 2007