A Bicycling Health Checkup For Your City

Nice, right? This table of bike data from Albuquerque is one of 244 handy info charts compiled by the League of American Bicyclists using census information in the 2009 American Community Survey.

You can check out your town’s bicycle vital signs at the League of American Bicyclists’ website.

Combine this data with the amazing state- and district-specific bicycle fact sheets developed by America Bikes and you’ve got everything you need to do your National Bike Month advocacy for better bicycle facilities in your community. Members of Congress rarely get information so perfectly tailored to their district, and it’s gold.

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