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70 largest cities with

highest share of bicycle commuters commuting trends have changed

dramatically over the years. More and more Americans are turning to alternative means to get to and from work. Every year, we rank the top 70 largest cities with the highest percentage of bicycle commuters by population from data in the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. This is the ranking for 2013.

cover credit: Image by Pamela Palma Photography


City

rank

% of bike commuters

population

% growth from 1990 to 2013

% Growth from 2000 to 2013

Portland, OR Washington, DC San Francisco, CA Minneapolis, MN New Orleans, LA Seattle, WA Tucson, AZ Oakland, CA Honolulu, HI Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA Sacramento, CA Denver, CO Boston, MA Santa Ana, CA St. Paul, MN Albuquerque, NM Buffalo, NY Austin, TX Chicago, IL Long Beach, CA Los Angeles, CA New York City, NY Tampa, FL Anchorage, AK Milwaukee, WI Lexington-Fayette county, KY Fresno, CA Columbus, OH Miami, FL San Jose, CA Mesa, AZ Stockton, CA Houston, TX San Diego, CA St. Louis, MO Atlanta, GA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

5.9% 4.5% 3.8% 3.7% 3.6% 3.5% 3.4% 3.0% 2.4% 2.3% 2.2% 2.2% 2.0% 1.9% 1.8% 1.8% 1.7% 1.6% 1.4% 1.4% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.1% 1.1%

611134 649495 837442 400079 378715 652429 526141 406228 347907 1553165 305838 479671 646449 644710 334241 294873 556489 258945 885415 2718789 469384 3884340 8405837 352981 300950 599168 308428

408.2% 498.5% 300.8% 129.6% 292.3% 128.8% 20.6% 167.4% 92.0% 296.5% 440.1% 16.4% 129.7% 122.3% 62.2% 258.3% 42.9% 360.0% 76.8% 389.2% 26.0% 105.9% 297.5% 31.5% 155.8% 237.6% 218.5%

234.0% 290.3% 93.9% 97.2% 208.7% 84.8% 52.5% 142.7% 91.8% 162.8% 408.8% 63.6% 108.3% 100.7% 62.8% 179.6% 49.9% 268.1% 48.0% 174.8% 68.2% 101.8% 156.6% 33.0% 130.5% 240.6% 93.7%

28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.7% 0.7%

509965 822762 417670 998514 457595 298115 2197374 1355885 318416 447848

8.5% 165.0% 62.6% 54.9% -33.5% -6.1% 139.3% -25.5% 169.3% 152.5%

37.2% 199.0% 78.9% 56.8% -22.5% 8.6% 83.4% 13.0% 107.4% 128.3%


City

rank

% of bike commuters

population

% growth from 1990 to 2013

% Growth from 2000 to 2013

Colorado Springs, CO Anaheim, CA Baltimore, MD Riverside, CA

38 39 40 41

0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7%

439858 345015 622104 316613

44.7% -39.0% 181.6% -43.8%

36.4% -41.3% 111.3% -19.3%

Phoenix, AZ Virginia Beach, VA Detroit, MI Cincinnati, OH Louisville/Jefferson County metro, KY Newark, NJ Las Vegas, NV Wichita, KS Indianapolis, IN Bakersfield, CA Memphis, TN Jacksonville, FL Cleveland, OH Nashville-Davidson metro, TN San Antonio, TX Oklahoma City, OK Dallas, TX Charlotte, NC Aurora, CO Toledo, OH Omaha, NE Tulsa, OK Fort Worth, TX Raleigh, NC Kansas City, MO El Paso, TX

42 43 44 45 46

0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%

1513350 448479 688740 297498 609908

-44.1% 39.9% 438.3% 126.3% 149.3%

-28.2% 85.9% 255.1% 146.3% 5.3%

47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55

0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%

278436 603525 386558 838425 363630 653450 842588 390106 634465

103.2% -36.9% 65.9% 150.0% -26.7% 189.0% -40.9% 168.9% 138.0%

112.1% 12.8% 146.0% 96.5% -25.3% 249.9% -17.0% 62.1% 144.0%

56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67

0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1%

1409000 610617 1257676 792849 345814 282313 434353 398724 794189 431897 467082 674438

114.1% 126.0% 84.2% 78.1% 23.9% 94.3% 69.5% 11.9% -0.134 -0.657 0.346 -0.589

100.4% 176.6% 111.9% 88.2% 54.9% 12.5% 81.3% 11.6% 25.9% -54.7% 22.1% 16.4%

Arlington, TX Plano, TX Corpus Christi, TX

68 69 70

0.1% 0.1% 0.0%

379565 273519 316389

-0.192 -0.674 -0.807

-23.1% -36.3% -81.5%

Profile for League of American Bicyclists

ACS 2013 Top 70 Cities  

ACS 2013 Top 70 Cities