Do You Commute?

Blackhawk, Colorado has been in the news recently as the community that has banned bicycling, but all Colorado is not that way. This article from the Coloradoan suggests we all plan to commute more. The stats sited are for Fort Collins, but they reflect commuting numbers nationally. 25% of commutes are within one mile of home. Let’s get out that bike.–Corrie

Studies across the country show that 25 percent of trips to work and to shop are within one mile of home, 40 percent are within 2 miles, and 50 percent percent of the population commutes five miles or less to work. Most trips are made by one person in a car. Other studies show that in many communities 25 percent of morning rush-hour traffic consists of parents driving kids to school.

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