Cycling on a Roll in the District

Cycling on a Roll in the District

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Today’s Washington Post Metro Section headlines the continuing growth of commuting by bicycle. Jim Sebastian, cycling coordinator for the District of Columbia, told the Post: “This is not bicycling for the sake of bicycling,” he said. “We view bicycling as part of our transportation system, like the Circulator [bus service] and Metrorail. We want to give people an alternative.”

As Casey Anderson discussed at a recent Friends of White Flint Board meeting, bicycle commuting is growing. The Census figures released this week show that bike commuting doubled in the last ten years.

But there’s still a long way to go. Bicycle commuting only makes up 2.2% of commuters. Still, that’s a start, because every bike commuter takes a car off the roads.

Barnaby Zall

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