Unlike transit and walking, the number of bike commuters has increased at roughly the same rate as the labor force. Brian McKenzie, a sociologist in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Journey to Work and Migration Statistics Branch, shares additional facts about bike commuters such as: Men still bike to work more than women, 72% to 28% in 2014 respectively.

Additionally, young bikers had the highest rate of bicycle commuting. Here's where bicycle commuting is on the rise:

Much of it is in metropolitan areas, specifically in cities, where bicycle commuting has increased over the last decade, both in number and as a proportion of all workers. The proportion of bicycle commuters in principal cities nearly doubled from 0.7 percent in 2006 to 1.2 percent in 2014. Many cities have invested in infrastructure to accommodate bicycle commuting.

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