According to a national survey, about 40% of trips are shorter than 2 miles—about a 30-min walk or a 10-min bike ride. Riding a bike is fun! Bicycling is a great way to get around and to get your daily dose of physical activity. It's good for the environment, and it can save you money. No wonder many communities are encouraging people to ride their bikes more often!
Why are the people bicycling? The February 2003 Omnibus Survey conducted by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) found that of the people riding bikes, the majority reported doing so for exercise/health (41 percent) and recreation (37 percent). Five percent reported commuting to work by bicycle as the primary use of the bicycle during the previous 30 days. Those results differ slightly from the 2012 National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors:
Bike Dearborn is collaboration among a grass roots team of residents passionate about bicycle commuting and recreation in Dearborn, Michigan. Bike Dearborn is not affiliated with the City of Dearborn municipality.