Bike use climbs in Mountain View
Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Oct 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Bicycle advocates are buzzing about new census data which shows that bicycling to work is on the rise in Mountain View — so much so that it is now just about equal to that of Portland, Ore., the self-proclaimed "bike capital" of America.
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Posted by Mik, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Biking is fun and dope yo!!!
Posted by BOB, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Oct 6, 2012 at 9:27 am
Maybe the increase is the 100s of Google bikes racing around town. They seem to park and ride everywhere sine the campus has spread.
Posted by resident, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Oct 6, 2012 at 10:12 am
The statistic is the number of Mountain View residents who bike from home to work.
Posted by William Symons, a resident of the Waverly Park neighborhood, on Oct 9, 2012 at 11:20 am
Every school day you can count 60 or more bikes at the bike racks at Huff Elem. I think that is about 10%..
At least one Los Altos Elementary school has a program where the bike to school kids get counted electronically, and get incentives to bike to school.
Posted by Luis, a resident of another community, on Oct 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm
Where is the commuter info from the Census Bureau? I can only seem to find 2010 data
Posted by Luis, a resident of another community, on Oct 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Actually, just found the source... but can't be sure what the actual data or its reliability is...
I can only infer that they are using the "means of transportation" for those that did not answer any vehicle info... still that's only about 5% of all survey answers.
It would be awesome to find the correlation to time to work. Maybe the change is because Googlers are moving to MV and biking to work?