Tube Times Index Compiled by Andrea Dudrow

  1. Number of Americans who have used a bicycle in past 30 days: 41.3 million, or 20%
  2. Rank of bicycling in Americans' preferred transportation options: 2nd, after automobiles
  3. Number of Americans who feel that the existence of bikeways and walking paths is an important factor in choosing where to live: 79.1 million, or 38%
  4. Percentage of Americans who feel that cars, SUVs, pickups and vans are the primary causes of pollution in their communities: Half, or 99 million
  5. Number of Americans concerned about traffic congestion in their communities: 135.4 million, or 65%
  6. Percentage of Bay Area residents who rank increasing public transportation as important approach to alleviating traffic congestion: 76%
  7. Percentage of Bay Area residents who rank building more roads as an important approach to alleviating traffic congestion: 36%

    Sources: 1-5, Bureau of Transportation Statistics October 2000 Omnibus Household Survey; 6-7, Metropolitan Transportation Commission