Short-Trip Statistics

GERMANY:

  • 50% of all automobile trips are within 6km (4mi) of the home
  • 22% of all trips in Bremen are by bicycle
  • 9% of all trips in Hamburg are by bike
source: Klimaschutz für Hamburg (Climate Action for Hamburg)
  • 25% of all households do not own a car
source:  das Statistische Bundesamt Deutschlands (reported in Die Welt, Wednesday 16 September 2009)

USA:

  • 24% of all trips made with an automobile are within 1 mile of the home
  • 40% are within 2 miles
  • 50% of the working population lives within 5 miles of the work place
source: Trek Bicycles’ 1 World 2 Wheels initiative
other facts can be found at the League of American Bicyclists
  • 2% of all trips in San Francisco are by bicycle (2007)
  • <1% of all trips in New York City are by bicycle (2007)
source:  Urban Transportation Report Card, August 2007
  • 8% of households do not own a car
source:  2009 Pocket Guide to Transportation (Bureau of Transportation Statistics)
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