Biking to Work: 2008

Bike commuting is rising dramatically in Portland, Oregon, according to 2008 Census data analyzed by Impresa Consulting. Portland is the number oneĀ  bike commuting city out of the top 50 U.S. cities, where two percent of work trips–about 22,000 trips total–are made by bike commuters. These numbers are for the seven-county Portland metropolitan area; numbers are much higher for just the City of Portland, with bike commuting accounting for 6.4 percent of all work travel.