Report: Increased Bicycle Commuting to Center City

By Dustin Slaughter

From 2012 to 2014, the number of bicycle commuters has risen dramatically, according to a Center City District study Passyunk Post’s James Jennings reported on today.

CCD’s three-page report reveals:

An average of 1,165 bikers entered downtown in the hour between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the northbound streets between Third and 22nd Streets during the second and third weeks of September 2014. In 2012, the 8 to 9 a.m. average was 873 bicycle commuters.

According to the CCD, factors which have contributed to the uptick include rising gas prices, notable population growth in neighborhoods surrounding Center City – particularly South Philly – and the Nutter administration’s “continuous emphasis on bicycles as a mode of transport.”

Read James Jenning’s in-depth story, “Report Shows Bicycle Commuting into Center City Continues to Surge”, at Passyunk Post.


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