Pop Quiz: How Many Bike Commuters?
Answer: A) .38%
Despite high gas prices and increasing awareness of climate change and other environmental and social problems caused, in part, by the the internal combustion engine, the number of people who commute to work by bicycle remains surprisingly low. In 2000, for instance, .38% of trips to work were done by bicycle. Interestingly, that number is down from the .41% of trips that were taken to work by bicycle in 1990.