Some Bike Facts

Interesting facts I learned today:

  • Nationally the average family with an income less than $50,000 spends 30% on transportation
  • Residents earning less than $30,000 per year account for 28% of bike trips in 2009- more than 1.1 billion bike trips overall
  • Bicycling and walking make up 12% of all trips, but over 16% of all fatalities
  • The fatality rate for Hispanic bicyclists is 23% higher than for white bicyclists and 30% higher for African American bicyclists than for white bicyclists.

 

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