The Census' 2013 American Community Survey data is out, and the DC area continues to show gains in bike commuting. In DC, bike commuting when up from 4.1% of all commuters last year to 4.5%, meaning that for the first time, more people bike commute to work than work from home. Driving is down to 37.6% from 39.7%, walking is up to 13.6% from 11.9%, and transit dropped a little from 38.6% to 38.5%. More people are taking motorcycles or cabs too.
As a result, DC now has a higher rate of bike commuting than Minneapolis, Seattle and San Francisco. Not that it's a competition. (But if it were, we'd be winning). DC is now the #2 bike commuting major city in the US (behind Portland).
Also, DC has shown the fastest growth in bike commuting.
Arlington is up to 1.7% from 1.2% and Alexandria is also at 1.7% up from 1.3%. Which is more than a 30% increase for both.
Silver Spring is up to 0.8% from 0.6% last year.