by Diana Nelson Jones/Sept 30
Pittsburgh ranks in the top 25 cities in green commuting, but we need more chicks on bikes. Thanks to BikePGH, we have a survey conducted from Census information and passed along by BikePGH's Erok Boerer.
Portland and Minneapolis lead the way... they're the Yankees and Dodgers of New Urbanism... but thank God we're not the Pirates. We're slightly below the average but above the median in bicycle commuting. Where we shine is on foot. We commute on foot way above the average, less only than Washington, D.C. and Boston and a little ahead of New York. This makes Walkabout proud.
We're up there pretty high in transit ridership and in not driving alone.
1. If you started the summer going car-free on Fridays are you still observing car-free Fridays?
2. Have you changed your commuting habits, and if so, from what mode to what mode?
Of the 60 most populous cities BikePgh analyzed for walking, bicycling, driving, driving alone and riding buses, Dallas is last.
To see the whole report, visit http://bike-pgh.org/2009/09/2008-city-commuting-trends-are-in-how-does-pittsburgh-stack-up-nationally/