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Coloradans Are Driving Less

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DENVER (CBS4) – Coloradans are driving less, and not just when the weather is bad. More and more are finding other ways to get around.

Despite the frigid temperatures and snow, CBS4 found people riding their bikes around town on Tuesday.

Among the biggest cities in the nation, Denver had the ninth largest drop in driving miles between 2006 and 2011.

The Regional Transportation District says the trend makes Denver especially appealing.

“It’s an economic driver for clean businesess to locate here where they know that they can draw employees from throughout the region with a very easy commute pattern for them as well,” Scott Reed with RTD said.

The report from the Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) also notes more people are riding bikes, fewer own cars, and more Coloradans don’t commute because they’re working from home.

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