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Table 2-6 Top 5 Walk and Bike Commuting Cities by City Size: 2010–2014

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Large Cities (Population ≥ 200,000)

Walk

Rank City Percent of commuters
1 Boston, MA 14.7
2 Washington, DC 12.4
3 Pittsburgh, PA 10.9
4 San Francisco, CA 10.3
5 New York, NY 10.1

Bike

Rank City Percent of commuters
1 Portland, OR 6.3
2 Madison, WI 5.5
3 Washington, DC 3.9
4 Minneapolis, MN 3.9
5 San Francisco, CA 3.8

Medium Cities (Population 100,000-199,999)

Walk

Rank City Percent of commuters
1 Cambridge, MA 24.5
2 Berkeley, CA 16.2
3 Columbia, SC 15.5
4 Ann Arbor, MI 14.7
5 Provo, UT 12.9

Bike

Rank City Percent of commuters
1 Boulder, CO 10.1
2 Berkeley, CA 8.5
3 Eugene, OR 7.7
4 Cambridge, MA 6.9
5 Fort Collins, CO 6.5

Small Cities (Population 20,000-99,999)

Walk

Rank City Percent of commuters
1 North Chicago, IL 41.2
2 Ithaca, NY 40.7
3 Athens, OH 38.4
4 State College, PA 35.8
5 Oxford, OH 28.4

Bike

Rank City Percent of commuters
1 Isla Vista, CA 34.8
2 Davis, CA 21.8
3 Key West, FL 17.0
4 Corvallis, OR 11.7
5 Santa Cruz, CA 9.7

NOTE: Percent of commuters includes workers originating in the city who walk or bike to work.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2010–2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, table S0801, available at www.census.gov as of February 2016.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017