U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 18

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SATURDAY, MAY 18: PEDAL POWER

Profile AmericaSaturday, May 18th.  For Americans who couldn't observe yesterday's National Bike to Work Day by pedaling to their jobs, there is still time to catch up.  All of May is National Bike Month, noting that across the U.S., more than 38 million people enjoy riding their bikes.  From coast-to-coast, people are expected to take part in a wide range of activities sponsored by environmental and civic groups, health organizations, and police departments.  Even in the face of rising gas prices, the vast majority of us — more than three-quarters — drive to work alone.  Slightly over 5 percent use public transportation, and just under that percentage use bikes and other means to get to their jobs.  You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at <www.census.gov>.

Sources:  www.bikeleague.org 
U.S. Census Bureau, News Release, CB13-41

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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