For cities with more than 250,000 workers, 2010 Census data shows that Portland ranks No. 1 for bike commuting, reported Bloomberg.
The publication studied the data and found that 5.4 percent of Portland workers use bicycles for commuting, ranking ahead of San Francisco at 3 percent, Seattle at 2.8 percent, and Washington, D.C. at 2.2 percent, according to the article. The city also is the fastest-growing city for bike commuting, increasing by 1.3 percentage points since 2006.
The increase in ridership also is having an economic impact, Bloomberg reported. At least two-dozen companies build bikes by hand in Portland. A 2008 study found that Portland’s cycling industry generated $90 million a year in revenue.
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