WASHINGTON, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Friday, May 15th. Today is National Bike to Work Day, ending Bike to Work Week, but just about the middle of May's National Bike Month. From coast-to-coast, cycling enthusiasts are expected to take part in a wide range of activities sponsored by environmental and civic groups, and police departments. About 18 percent of the population over age 16 does at least some bike riding during the year, with an estimated 9 million bike trips in the country every day. Even in the face of stubbornly high gas prices, more than three-quarters of American worker commute by driving alone. About 5 percent use public transportation, with women slightly more likely to do so. Nearly 3 percent of Americans walk to work; 0.8 percent of men and 0.3 percent of women commute by bicycle. Profile America is beginning its 19th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Bike month/week/day: http://www.bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0
Bicycling data: http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/factsheet_general.cfm
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 the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau