Chart of the Day: Per Capita Bicycle Miles Travelled 1949 – 2013 (UK)


UK bicycling distance traveled 1949-2013

Distance cycled in Britain annually since 1949, adjusted for population change, up to 2013.

This is an interesting chart that really puts things into perspective. It’s from the UK, but I’d bet that the US numbers aren’t dramatic departures from this kind of pattern.

[Via Mark Treasure @aseasyasriding, stats from “ DfT table TRA0401 and ONS population statistics” (whatever that means).] 

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.