May 27, 2022

Fast Facts and Stats: U.S. Census Data Finds Younger Workers in Cities More Likely to Bike to Work

Bike to Work Day 2019 is this Friday (May 17, 2019).

From the U.S. Census:

Roughly 870,000 people report commuting by bicycle — many of them young and urban residents.

May 17 is National Bike to Work Day and events are held around the country to encourage people to commute by bicycle.

The most recent American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates covering the years 2013-2017 show that about 872,000 people, or 0.6% of all workers in the United States (Table S0801), bike to work.


Younger workers 16-24 years old report biking to work at greater percentages than older workers: 1.0% of workers 16-24 years old bike to work, while 0.7% of workers ages 25-44 and 0.4% of workers 45 and older commute by bicycle. 


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