Yes, bike commuters: It's getting crowded out there.
According to the US Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey
, Portland continues to reign as the city with the highest number of bicycle commuters in the nation.
Out of the 70 largest US cities, Portland tops the list with 6 percent commuters relative to the city's population (585,429) using a bicycle as the primary means of getting to work. That's up from 5.8 percent last year.
compiled by the League of American Bicyclists
shows Portland has held a commanding lead in biking commuting among major cities for the last few years after seeing a big increase after 2007. Seattle (3.6%) and San Francisco (3.5%) trail behind in second and third
place; both those cities saw big increases in the number of
people reporting that the bike to work over last year.
The numbers show that few cities have seen a spike in bike commuting like Portland's—nearly a threefold increase since 2000.
The average percentage of bike commuters for 70 major cities in the survey? About 1 percent.