The Census' 2014 American Community Survey data is out, and the DC area showed mixed results in bike commuting.
In DC, bike commuting went down from 4.5% of all commuters last year to 3.9%, a substantial drop to the lowest level since 2011. Driving was the big winner in 2014 rising in DC to 40.7% from 37.6%. Meanwhile, walking is down to 13.1% from 13.6% and transit dropped from 38.5% to 36.1%.
Among major cities, DC fell from #2 in bike commuting to #4, behind Portland, San Francisco and Minneapolis. Portland, meanwhile, has cracked 7% mode share.
Elsewhere in the region:
Arlington is up to 1.8% from 1.7% and Alexandria is way down, to 1.0% from 1.7% last year.
Silver Spring is up to 1.3% from 0.8% last year - making Silver Spring the brightest spot in this year's report.