San Francisco is pioneering in the national trend of bicycle commuting

San Francisco is moving up in the national bicycle commuters ranking from fifth of 2009 to forth in 2010, which is boosted by steady increase leading the rest of the California and the most of the nation.
How is the trend of bicycle commuting of San Francisco comparing to that of California and the whole nation?
The percentage of people commuting in bicycle in San Francisco rises from 1.9 percent in 2003 all the way up to 3.2 percent in 2009.  California gets 0.7 percent bicycle commuters in 2003 and one percent in 2009. The figure of whole nation grows slowly from o.4 percent and reaches 0.6 percent after stagflation from 2006 to 2007 in 0.5 percent. The bicycle population in California and the whole nation takes three years to increase 0.1 percent from 2003 to 2006. During the same time, San Francisco gains o.6 percent increase. As shown on the chart, the  line representing San Francisco climbs up faster than those standing for California and the whole nation.
Meanwhile the San Francisco line floats all the time above the California and the nation line, which indicates the city’s advance in bicycle commuting. Till now, neither California nor the nation reaches the level where San Francisco leaped in 2003.
San Franciscan did a lot to realize the sustainable increase. Human stories unfold here, which can be a common bicyclist or a member of San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Health and environment concern play vital role in San Franciscans’ life. The bicycle commuting, which combines the two, saturating San Francisco streets is too close to be ignored.
The local readers who are the bicycle commuters would like to find out how many people are there with them in the community. A sense of belonging or recognition helps to draw them in. Those who are not bicycle commuters would be attracted by the glory city gained in bicycle commuting.
Follow-up:
A report based on survey or study in reasons behind bicycle commuting trend in San Francisco.
The co-relationship between the percentage of bicycle commuter and the city’s obesity level.

steady increase of San Francisco

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