#22 NYC Bicycling By the Numbers

What has contributed to NYC’s huge uptick in bicycle commuting? Steven Giachetti of NYCEDC’s Research and Analysis team looked into this trend for our November 2011 Economic Snapshot. He rounded up NYC bicycle commuter statistics and also compared New York’s biking data to that of other U.S. cities. Among his findings:

  • In 2010, the number of City residents cycling to work was double that of 2006 and more than three times its level in 2000.
  • As of 2010, New York City ranked 40th in percentage of bicycle commuters among the nation’s 100 largest cities. Approximately 0.8 percent out of 3.6 million workers reported that they used bikes as their primary means to commute to work.
  • Excluding workers who chose to commute via public transit or walking in 2010, New York City’s share of bicycle commuters was 2.3%, earning the City the 13th spot among the largest 100 U.S. cities.
November 2011 Economic Snapshot Chart

To hear more about the growing number of cycling commuters in the City, tune in to the podcast below.

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