How many people ride bikes in the USA? ((Tags: bicycle ridership data, NC Bicycle law))

This is old data (2002 survey): approximately 57 million people, 27.3 percent of the population age 16 or older, rode a bicycle at least once during the summer of 2002. The survey breaks this down by gender, age, and race/ethnicity. (survey)

Here’s a 2001 study on travel by all means:

Here’s another source for surveys more current: (US DOT Federal Highway Admin.)

Take a look at this policy paper from Rutgers (Puchler, Beuhler, Merom & Bauman). The Chart below is from the paper.


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