Colorado Ranks 2nd In Bike Commuting, Study Finds

October 5, 2015
Photo: Denver Bike Paths, B Cycle, REI, Confluence Park (HV)(Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)
Denver B Cycle bikes parked outside REI in Confluence Park in Denver, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

the latest analysis from The League of American Bicycling. Yes, with a grand total of 1.3 percent of commuters using bicycles, the state outranked almost the whole nation. 

Chart: State Rankings of Bike Commuting (STAFF)

If that 1.3 percent sounds underwhelming, consider that over the course of about a decade, bike commuting climbed 43 percent in Colorado. 

Among the nation's 70 biggest cities, Denver rose from 13th highest percent of bicycle commuters in 2013 to ninth. That's because the city now has 2.5 percent of its residents commuting by bike, up from two percent last year, according to LAB.

Colorado's numbers are also buoyed by Boulder, ranked third for cities with high shares of bicycles, and Fort Collins, ranked eighth.

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