Green Quiz Challenge – Bike Commuting

baudman / Flickr

About 40% of trips in the U.S. are taken within 2 miles of home—an ideal distance for riding a bike—yet only a small fraction of people pedal to their destination. Why is this?

One of the biggest factors preventing people from riding bikes is concern for safety. When governments build bike lanes and paths, more people feel comfortable riding a bike. The growth in bike commuting in the past decade is a result of cities growing their bike-friendly infrastructure.

By what percentage did bike commuting increase in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010?

A. 5%

B. 15%

C. 43%

D. 73%

The correct answer is C. 43%. Congratulations to our green quiz winners: Carly Johnston, Susan Williams, and Kevin Gregson!