Tube Times Index Compiled by Denise Woodward

  1. Average number of people using bicycles to cross the U.S./Mexico border at San Diego/Tijuana, per day, prior to September 11, 2001: 50
  2. Average number of people using bicycles to cross same border in a single day now: 2,000
  3. Typical wait, in hours, for an auto to cross the U.S./Mexico border today: 4
  4. Of Bay Area commuters who drive alone to work (including those who travel less than 10 miles), percent who do not use bicycles because they feel that the distance is too far for cycling: 49%
  5. Percent of drive-alone commuters who do not bicycle because they don't feel safe: 10%
  6. Percent who don't cycle because they need their car before or after work: 9%
  7. Percent who think cycling would take too much time: 7%
  8. Percent who think they would need to get in shape before bicycle commuting: 3%
  9. Percent who don't cycle because there is no safe place to lock their bike: 2%
  10. Percent who don't ride because there is no place to change or shower at work: 1%
  11. Of leading causes of death, rank of tobacco as killer of Americans: 1
  12. Rank of inactivity as killer of Americans: 2
  13. Rank of "shift auto trips to walking and biking trips" among the strategies identified by the Centers for Disease Control to reduce inactivity-related disease: 1

    Sources: 1-3, Los Angeles Times; 4-10, Commute Profile 2001, published by RIDES for Bay Area Commuters; 11-13, California Dept. of Health Services.