Picture from Provo’s Bike to Work Day, 5/14/14
The U.S. Census Bureau released a report just in time for National Bike Week ranking Provo’s cycling rate among mid-size cities (with populations between 100,000 and 200,000 residents) the ninth highest in the nation! We even beat out Salt Lake City who was ranked 11th.
According to the report, Provo residents are four to seven times more likely than typical Americans to bike to work. Nationally, just 0.6 % of workers bike to work, based on survey data for 2008-12 but in Provo, 3.1 % of residents bike to work.
The report also had data on how many workers walk to work. In Provo, 14.5 % of workers walk to work, ranking Provo #3 in the nation among mid sized cities!
Read more about the rankings in The Salt Lake Tribune’s article here »