data visualization is getting pretty sexy these days, no more so than the simple and delightful interactive map available HERE showing you where people in the US are using bicycles as transportation.
It also reads like a ‘best US cities to live’ guide. Data was collected in 2006 and again in 2011 so there’s information on gains+ in the percentages in commuters and overall trips made by bike. One of the biggest, most pleasant surprises I discovered was how many people commute by bike in Arizona – a traditionally republican state with spread out infrastructure and super hot summers – not exactly Portlandia, yet check out those numbers! Sexy!