Study shows slow growth of bike commuting in some areas.
A good article in Atlantic Magazine looks at the growth of bike commuting in various regions. Our culture of using passive transportation is slow to change toward the use of more active transportation modes.
"Converting to bicycle commuting is all the rage in U.S. cities, if the proliferation of blogs devoted to the topic is
any indication. But we wanted to know: Just how big have increases in
the percentage of bike commuters been in specific cities? Are there
regional differences? Cities where bike commuting isn't catching on at
all? We surveyed 55 major U.S. cities to see if we could find the
answer. While there are stark differences across individual cities,
taken as a group these metros saw an average increase in their
percentage of regular bicycle commuters of 70 percent between 2000 and