Fewer Cycling Commuters In Boulder, Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Commuting by bicycle declined last year in Fort Collins and Boulder.

The American Community Survey by the U.S. Census said that people commuting on bikes in Fort Collins dropped from nearly 10 percent in 2009 to about 4.4 percent in 2010. Cycling commuters in Fort Collins dropped to 3,216 last year.

Boulder also saw a decline. In 2009, Boulder had the highest bicycle commuting numbers in the nation at 12.3. In 2010, Boulder dropped to 9.9 percent to No. 2 on the list behind Davis, Calif., which had 22.1 percent of its population biking to work.

The Coloradoan reports that the city’s bicycle coordinator isn’t sure why the survey showed a drop. Dave “DK” Kemp told the newspaper that he’d anticipated an increase in the latest survey.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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