How many people commute on bicycles in your state? And, how does your state compare to others in that category?
If you're dying to know the answers to such questions, check this out:
Click image to open interactive version (via BikeGuard).
This interactive graphic comes from a page hosted by My Asset Tag.(It also hosts Bike Guard.)
Which state would you expect to have the highest percentage of its population commuting by bike? Oregon? Wisconsin? Massachusetts? Washington?
If you picked "Washington," your answer is incomplete. Think of the other part: D.C. Yes, the District of Columbia has the highest proportion of bike commuters.
Not surprisingly, most of the low-ranked states are in the South (e.g., Louisiana, Mississippi and Kentucky). It's also no surprise that Oregon ranks second. However, I didn't expect to see Alaska in third place---or my home state, New York, squarely in the middle at #25. Then again, there are vast areas of upstate where people don't ride much at all.
Where does your state stand?