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    A BF Challenge - what's your city's bike mode share?

    Something interesting came up in discussing stats, Baltimore's bike mode share is lower then the states average bike mode share and I am curious how other cities fair so here is the challenge look up your city and state post your findings and answer the poll.

    You can find the data by fiddling with the box in the upper left on this page: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet...-redoLog=false
    (Using the 2006 survey)

    Place: Maryland
    Population: 2,813,342
    Bicycle: 0.3%

    Place: Baltimore city, Maryland
    Population: 258,373
    Bicycle: 0.2%

    My city's bike mode share is
    Lower
    then the state average.

    By population I mean workers 16 and over (the data that is on the form)
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    My city's bike mode share is

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    Tippecanoe County, Indiana S0801. Commuting Characteristics by Sex
    Data Set: 2006 American Community Survey
    Survey: 2006 American Community Survey

    NOTE. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see Survey Methodology.
    Subject
    Total
    Male
    Female
    Workers 16 years and over
    71,557
    +/-2,447
    38,621
    +/-1,607
    32,936
    +/-1,842
    MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
    Car, truck, or van
    86.4%
    +/-1.9
    84.1%
    +/-2.6
    89.1%
    +/-2.7
    Drove alone
    78.6%
    +/-2.5
    75.6%
    +/-3.5
    82.2%
    +/-3.1
    Carpooled
    7.7%
    +/-1.8
    8.4%
    +/-2.8
    6.9%
    +/-1.7
    In 2-person carpool
    5.1%
    +/-1.2
    4.9%
    +/-1.6
    5.3%
    +/-1.5
    In 3-person carpool
    2.0%
    +/-1.3
    2.7%
    +/-2.3
    1.2%
    +/-0.7
    In 4-or-more person carpool
    0.6%
    +/-0.5
    0.8%
    +/-0.7
    0.5%
    +/-0.6
    Workers per car, truck, or van
    1.22
    +/-0.03
    1.26
    +/-0.05
    1.17
    +/-0.04
    Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
    2.9%
    +/-1.0
    3.1%
    +/-1.6
    2.6%
    +/-1.6
    Walked
    6.1%
    +/-1.1
    7.9%
    +/-1.7
    4.1%
    +/-1.5
    Bicycle
    0.8%
    +/-0.5
    1.6%
    +/-0.9
    0.0%
    +/-0.5
    Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means
    0.8%
    +/-0.6
    1.1%
    +/-0.8
    0.4%
    +/-0.5
    Worked at home
    3.0%
    +/-1.1
    2.3%
    +/-1.2
    3.8%
    +/-1.7

    PLACE OF WORK
    Worked in state of residence
    99.2%
    +/-0.4
    98.9%
    +/-0.7
    99.7%
    +/-0.4
    Worked in county of residence
    89.9%
    +/-2.1
    86.1%
    +/-3.4
    94.2%
    +/-1.8
    Worked outside county of residence
    9.4%
    +/-2.1
    12.7%
    +/-3.5
    5.4%
    +/-1.7
    Worked outside state of residence
    0.8%
    +/-0.4
    1.1%
    +/-0.7
    0.3%
    +/-0.4

    Living in a place
    59.8%
    +/-2.3
    61.1%
    +/-3.2
    58.3%
    +/-3.5
    Worked in place of residence
    31.5%
    +/-2.7
    31.2%
    +/-3.9
    31.8%
    +/-3.7
    Worked outside place of residence
    28.3%
    +/-2.5
    29.9%
    +/-3.6
    26.5%
    +/-3.2
    Not living in a place
    40.2%
    +/-2.3
    38.9%
    +/-3.2
    41.7%
    +/-3.5

    Living in 12 selected states
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    Worked in minor civil division of residence
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    Worked outside minor civil division of residence
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    Not living in 12 selected states
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N

    Workers 16 years and over who did not work at home
    69,407
    +/-2,568
    37,736
    +/-1,697
    31,671
    +/-1,846
    TIME LEAVING HOME TO GO TO WORK
    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.
    2.1%
    +/-0.7
    2.1%
    +/-0.8
    2.1%
    +/-1.2
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.
    3.1%
    +/-1.0
    4.3%
    +/-1.5
    1.7%
    +/-0.9
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.
    5.5%
    +/-1.6
    7.3%
    +/-2.7
    3.3%
    +/-1.4
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.
    5.5%
    +/-1.3
    7.2%
    +/-2.0
    3.4%
    +/-1.5
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.
    10.1%
    +/-1.9
    8.6%
    +/-2.0
    12.0%
    +/-3.0
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.
    13.4%
    +/-2.1
    14.7%
    +/-2.9
    11.8%
    +/-2.6
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.
    15.8%
    +/-2.0
    13.6%
    +/-2.5
    18.5%
    +/-3.2
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.
    8.9%
    +/-1.7
    7.8%
    +/-1.9
    10.3%
    +/-2.7
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.
    5.1%
    +/-1.2
    4.0%
    +/-1.7
    6.3%
    +/-1.8
    9:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
    30.5%
    +/-2.4
    30.5%
    +/-3.5
    30.5%
    +/-3.3

    TRAVEL TIME TO WORK
    Less than 10 minutes
    20.6%
    +/-2.3
    20.0%
    +/-2.9
    21.3%
    +/-3.3
    10 to 14 minutes
    24.2%
    +/-2.4
    25.1%
    +/-3.5
    23.2%
    +/-3.4
    15 to 19 minutes
    22.1%
    +/-2.4
    21.0%
    +/-3.0
    23.5%
    +/-3.6
    20 to 24 minutes
    15.8%
    +/-2.2
    15.8%
    +/-3.2
    15.9%
    +/-2.4
    25 to 29 minutes
    3.5%
    +/-1.1
    2.6%
    +/-1.3
    4.5%
    +/-1.9
    30 to 34 minutes
    5.6%
    +/-1.4
    5.3%
    +/-1.8
    6.0%
    +/-1.8
    35 to 44 minutes
    1.9%
    +/-0.8
    2.9%
    +/-1.4
    0.6%
    +/-0.5
    45 to 59 minutes
    3.2%
    +/-1.4
    3.1%
    +/-2.0
    3.2%
    +/-1.5
    60 or more minutes
    3.1%
    +/-1.3
    4.3%
    +/-2.2
    1.7%
    +/-1.0
    Mean travel time to work (minutes)
    17.6
    +/-1.3
    18.5
    +/-1.9
    16.4
    +/-1.1

    VEHICLES AVAILABLE
    Workers 16 years and over in households
    68,312
    +/-2,474
    36,858
    +/-1,609
    31,454
    +/-1,808
    No vehicle available
    2.2%
    +/-1.0
    2.6%
    +/-1.4
    1.7%
    +/-0.9
    1 vehicle available
    23.2%
    +/-2.9
    21.6%
    +/-3.7
    25.1%
    +/-3.5
    2 vehicles available
    47.1%
    +/-3.7
    47.4%
    +/-4.2
    46.7%
    +/-4.6
    3 or more vehicles available
    27.5%
    +/-3.6
    28.4%
    +/-4.0
    26.5%
    +/-4.5

    PERCENT IMPUTED
    Means of transportation to work
    2.8%
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    Private vehicle occupancy
    3.5%
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    Place of work
    3.4%
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    Time leaving home to go to work
    7.7%
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    Travel time to work
    5.0%
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    Vehicles available
    0.0%
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
    (X)
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    San Diego

    Bicycle 0.8%

    California 0.8%

    City is same as state. Still less then 1%... dismal, considering the generally good cycling weather here.

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    Colorado is 1.1%
    Fort Collins, Colorado is 5.4%

    Would like to see both be higher...

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    British Columbia, 2%

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    Tempe, AZ: 4.0% bicycle (72% motor alone)
    AZ: 0.7% bicycle (75% motor alone)

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    It should surprise no one that St. Louis has some dismal numbers.

    The highest mode share is a 0.7 for the City of St. Louis (combined, I suspect, with a high percentage of sidewalk riding).

    Also note the spectacular 0.0% mode share for St. Charles County (which has more workers than the City of St. Louis, BTW), not surprising considering the location of the Missouri River as well as other factors.

    __________________bicycle to work / # of workers
    United States_______ 0.5% +/-0.1 of 138,265,905
    Missouri____________ 0.2% +/-0.1 of __2,741,377
    St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 0.2% +/-0.1 of __1,321,905
    St. Louis, MO-IL ua_ 0.3% +/-0.1 of ____998,463
    St. Louis County,_MO 0.2% +/-0.1 of ____477,274
    City of St. Louis___ 0.7% +/-0.4 of ____142,450
    St. Charles CountyMO 0.0% +/-0.1 of ____177,202


    Notes:
    MSA= Metropolitan Statistical Area
    ua = urbanized area
    St. Louis County does not include the city of.
    Last edited by JRA; 05-22-08 at 10:30 AM.
    "It may even be that motoring is more healthful than not motoring; death rates were certainly higher in the pre-motoring age."- John Forester
    "Laws cannot be properly understood as if written in plain English..."- Forester defending obfuscation.
    "Motorist propaganda, continued for sixty years, is what has put cyclists on sidewalks." - Forester, sociologist in his own mind
    "'There are no rules of the road on MUPs.' -John Forester" - Helmet Head quoting 'The Great One'

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    It was a slow day.


    _____________bicycle to work / # of workers
    United States_________ 0.5% of 138,265,905
    West__________________ 0.8% of _31,831,348
    Midwest_______________ 0.4% of _31,457,396
    Northeast_____________ 0.4% of _25,650,200
    South_________________ 0.3% of _49,326,961


    West Region:

    ______________bicycle to work / # of workers
    West__________________ 0.8% of _31,831,348
    Alaska________________ 0.8% of ____317,371
    Arizona_______________ 0.7% of __2,731,538
    California____________ 0.8% of _16,335,802
    Colorado______________ 1.1% of __2,392,520
    Hawaii________________ 0.8% of ____629,113
    Idaho_________________ 0.8% of ____674,920
    Montana_______________ 1.3% of ____459,766
    Nevada________________ 0.5% of __1,201,744
    New Mexico____________ 0.6% of ____857,733
    Oregon________________ 1.7% of __1,741,953
    Utah__________________ 0.6% of __1,190,466
    Washington____________ 0.7% of __3,030,099
    Wyoming_______________ 1.1% of ____268,323



    Midwest Region:

    ______________bicycle to work / # of workers
    Midwest_______________ 0.4% of _31,457,396
    Illinois______________ 0.5% of __5,990,729
    Indiana_______________ 0.4% of __2,951,039
    Iowa__________________ 0.5% of __1,505,469
    Kansas________________ 0.3% of __1,377,119
    Michigan______________ 0.3% of __4,433,325
    Minnesota_____________ 0.6% of __2,670,719
    Missouri______________ 0.2% of __2,741,377
    Nebraska______________ 0.5% of ____910,351
    North Dakota__________ 0.5% of ____332,363
    Ohio__________________ 0.2% of __5,325,529
    South Dakota__________ 0.7% of ____398,229
    Wisconsin_____________ 0.7% of __2,821,147


    Northeast Region:

    _____________bicycle to work / # of workers
    Northeast_____________ 0.4% of _25,650,200
    Connecticut___________ 0.3% of __1,714,985
    Maine_________________ 0.4% of ____649,045
    Massachusetts_________ 0.5% of __3,173,416
    New Hampshire_________ 0.2% of ____685,446
    New Jersey____________ 0.3% of __4,129,054
    New York______________ 0.4% of __8,740,300
    Pennsylvania__________ 0.3% of __5,720,060
    Rhode Island__________ 0.2% of ____514,823
    Vermont_______________ 0.5% of ____323,071


    South Region:

    _____________bicycle to work / # of workers
    South_________________ 0.3% of _49,326,961
    Alabama_______________ 0.1% of __1,964,398
    Arkansas______________ 0.2% of __1,223,692
    Delaware______________ 0.4% of ____398,315
    Florida_______________ 0.5% of __8,143,041
    Georgia_______________ 0.2% of __4,295,479
    Kentucky______________ 0.1% of __1,837,225
    Louisiana_____________ 0.4% of __1,807,758
    Maryland______________ 0.3% of __2,813,342
    Mississippi___________ 0.1% of __1,178,470
    North Carolina________ 0.2% of __4,103,837
    Oklahoma______________ 0.2% of __1,598,736
    South Carolina________ 0.3% of __1,938,132
    Tennessee_____________ 0.1% of __2,698,377
    Texas_________________ 0.2% of _10,514,531
    Virginia______________ 0.2% of __3,787,653
    West Virginia_________ 0.1% of ____739,968



    selected Urbanized Areas:

    Atlanta, GA ____________________ 0.1% of 1,979,928
    Baltimore, MD __________________ 0.3% of 1,029,448
    Boston, MA-NH-RI _______________ 0.7% of 2,036,204
    Chicago, IL-IN _________________ 0.5% of 3,912,618
    Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ___________ 0.1% of __739,208
    Cleveland, OH __________________ 0.2% of __793,416
    Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX_ 0.2% of 2,179,299
    Davis, CA Urbanized Area ______ 16.7% of ___30,904
    Detroit, MI Urbanized Area _____ 0.2% of 1,643,926
    Houston, TX Urbanized Area______ 0.3% of 2,023,433
    Kansas City, MO--KS_____________ 0.1% of __702,093
    LA--Long Beach--Santa Ana, CA___ 0.7% of 5,548,818
    Miami, FL Urbanized Area________ 0.4% of 2,421,118
    Milwaukee, WI Urbanized Area____ 0.4% of __620,996
    Minneapolis--St. Paul, MN_______ 0.8% of 1,271,239
    New York--Newark, NY--NJ--CT____ 0.4% of 8,306,641
    Philadelphia, PA--NJ--DE--MD____ 0.4% of 2,393,306
    Pittsburgh, PA Urbanized Area___ 0.3% of __783,280
    Portland, OR--WA Urbanized Area_ 1.8% of __868,089
    Riverside--San Bernardino, CA___ 0.5% of __765,803
    Sacramento, CA Urbanized Area___ 0.7% of __676,462
    San Diego, CA Urbanized Area____ 0.6% of 1,291,143
    San Francisco--Oakland, CA______ 1.6% of 1,558,784
    San Jose, CA Urbanized Area_____ 0.8% of __745,787
    Santa Barbara, CA Urb. Area_____ 5.9% of ___88,669
    Seattle, WA Urbanized Area______ 0.8% of 1,447,702
    St. Louis, MO--IL Urb. Area_____ 0.3% of __998,463
    Tampa--St. Petersburg, FL_______ 0.6% of 1,026,246
    Washington, DC--VA--MD__________ 0.5% of 2,196,648
    "It may even be that motoring is more healthful than not motoring; death rates were certainly higher in the pre-motoring age."- John Forester
    "Laws cannot be properly understood as if written in plain English..."- Forester defending obfuscation.
    "Motorist propaganda, continued for sixty years, is what has put cyclists on sidewalks." - Forester, sociologist in his own mind
    "'There are no rules of the road on MUPs.' -John Forester" - Helmet Head quoting 'The Great One'

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    Place: Minnesota
    Population: 2,670,719
    Bicycle: .6

    Place: Minneapolis
    Population: 193,591
    Bicycle: 2.5
    Last edited by Scot_Gore; 05-23-08 at 06:40 AM.

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    Virginia: .2%
    Arlington, .6%

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRA View Post
    It was a slow day.
    Did you happen to notice the trend... those areas with over 1% ride share tended to be those places that work to accommodate cyclists...

    Davis, CA Urbanized Area ______ 16.7% of ___30,904
    Portland, OR--WA Urbanized Area_ 1.8% of __868,089
    San Francisco--Oakland, CA______ 1.6% of 1,558,784
    Santa Barbara, CA Urb. Area_____ 5.9% of ___88,669

    Now here are a couple that surprise me:

    Montana_______________ 1.3% of ____459,766
    Wyoming_______________ 1.1% of ____268,323

    And this too is interesting:

    Colorado______________ 1.1% of __2,392,520

    But overall, I noticed a lot of leading ZEROS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    But overall, I noticed a lot of leading ZEROS.
    Yea, I noticed that, too.

    But the data is biased.

    Because of the way the question was worded, I'm sure it significantly underestimates the bicycle mode share.

    The question was:
    How did this person usually get to work LAST WEEK? If this person usually used more than one method of transportation during the trip, mark (X) the box of the one used for most of the distance.
    -- Car, truck, or van
    -- Bus or trolley bus
    -- Streetcar or trolley car
    -- Subway or elevated
    -- Railroad
    -- Ferryboat
    -- Taxicab
    -- Motorcycle
    -- Bicycle
    -- Walked
    -- Worked at home


    In order to mark 'bicycle,' the person would have had to have usually gotten to work by bicycle in the previous week and used a bicycle for most of the trip. There might be no indication at all that they ever use a bicycle, even though they might frequently ride a bicycle to work.

    The question is biased against bicycling.

    A person might have bicycled to work twice in the previous week. They might have bicycled to work every day in other weeks. Yet they still wouldn't check 'bicycle'.

    And when was the survey taken? If it's the middle of January in Buffalo, New York, it shouldn't be surprising that fewer than one person in a hundred usually rode a bicycle for most of their trip to work.

    A less biased question would ask what modes of transportation are often used and allow for multiple answers.

    The way the question was asked could also partially explain why the West did better than other regions.


    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Did you happen to notice the trend... those areas with over 1% ride share tended to be those places that work to accommodate cyclists...
    That's true but the ones you list are also all on the West coast and some are also college towns. There are multiple factors at work.

    I was impressed by the 0.8% figure for Alaska. That's higher than any state not in the West (although it only represents a few thousand workers who bicycle to work).

    I also notice that relatively high mode shares tend to be rather localized phenomena.

    All in all, I don't think the data is particularly useful.
    Last edited by JRA; 05-23-08 at 12:58 PM.
    "It may even be that motoring is more healthful than not motoring; death rates were certainly higher in the pre-motoring age."- John Forester
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    it's bike to work week starting on Monday and this mornings paper had an editorial on bike commuting.

    http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/n...d-66619e547feb

    My figure was a little low. I said it's 3.3%, the editorial says it's 3.8% and it laments on a couple of the obstacles on the way to city officials goal of reaching 10% by 2010.

    They cite weather as a problem, and skirt over the small problem of " discourteous and distracted drivers, chatting on their cellphones as they jump another stop sign, arrogant and unrepentant, posing a life-threatening risk to riders" and then focus the best part of the piece on the bike theft problem.

    The city is also going over a proposal for a bike share program that is currently in use in Paris, France. If they manage to implement the program, I'd expect a large increase in ridership. Maybe it'll get close to that hoped for 10%.
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    Colorado 1.1%
    I guess my town of 2800 isn't listed. By my calculations, though, er... 1 person rides.

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    Oregon 1.7%
    Portland metro area: 1.8%
    Portland proper: 6%

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRA View Post
    Yea, I noticed that, too.

    But the data is biased.

    Because of the way the question was worded, I'm sure it significantly underestimates the bicycle mode share.
    Strange, I always assume that all non-car numbers are overestimated due to the "wishful thinking" error - meaning when people are polled there is a tendency to lie about facts to make themselves look better.

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    Lincoln, NE 1.5%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS View Post
    Strange, I always assume that all non-car numbers are overestimated due to the "wishful thinking" error - meaning when people are polled there is a tendency to lie about facts to make themselves look better.
    I'd guess there is another group who downplays. They might ride to work once a week and say they always drive. The numbers aren't terribly bloated.

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