Bicycling and walking to work is on the rise, both here and nationally

May 8, 2014 3:17 PM

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Bicycling and walking to work is on the rise, both here and nationally

This is Twin Cities Bike Week, and just as bicycle enthusiasts are trying to get more people to ride comes comes a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau that says that the number of people who pedal to work rose by 60 percent over the past decade, from 488,000 in 2000 to 786,000 in the four-year period of 2008-2012.

That was the largest percentage increase of all commuting modes tracked by the 2000 Census and the American Community Survey.

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