More metro residents are choosing to ride bikes to work


Minneapolis ranks second amongst major U.S. cities people who ride their bikes to work.

WCCO TV reports that data from the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey say 4.5 percent of Minneapolis residents biked to work last year, an increase from 3.4 percent in 2011.

When combined with walking the Star Tribune says that number jumps to 11 percent of the city's residents opted for one of the two nonmotorized options. The survey says that 6.9 percent chose to walk to work.

That is well over the national average, where figures show that 2.8 percent walked to work and 0.6 percent biked.

Portland, Oregon was first according to the survey.

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