Bicycle Trends

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Bicycle Trends in Cambridge

Cambridge promotes bicycling as a healthy, environmentally friendly way of getting around as an important part of the City's efforts to improve mobility and protect our environment. Cambridge is well suited to bicycling and more people are using their bikes every day for commuting, shopping, and general transportation.

This summary document provides some highlights about bicycling in the city.

More People Bicycling

Between 2002 and 2010, the number of people bicycling in Cambridge rose by almost 150%.

The percentage of Cantabrigians who commute by bicycle has also been rising steadily over the past two decades. The 1990 US Census reports 3% of residents commuting by bicycle; in 2000 that number was 4%; the American Community Survey 2008-2010 shows 7%.

Additional local surveys of Cambridge residents done  that 7-9% of Cambridge residents commute to work by bike. In addition, there are a lot of bikes in Cambridge: for every 100 households, there are approximately 150 bicycles.

 For More Information

For more information, please contact Cara Seiderman, cseiderman@cambridgema.gov, at 617/349-4629.