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Phila Ranked as Top City for Bicycle Commuters

October 21, 2009

Calder Silcox, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- Philadelphia cyclists are showing the true potential of pedal power — and the University is encouraging this trend on campus as well. According to the The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey, Philadelphia ranked first among the 10 largest American cities for bicycle commuters. While 0.55 percent of commuters ride bikes to work nationwide, this figure is 1.6 percent in Philadelphia — almost three times as high... full story

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