Short answer: A smaller share than in nearby cities (estimated)

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The City of West Hollywood has encouraged biking by: (1) adding bike lanes, racks, and signage; (2) offering classes and free safety equipment at times; and (3) requiring bicycle-friendly features in new buildings. We can assume that the primary goal is to replace car trips with bike trips. Residents’ commuting trips are a possible target, along with residents’ non-commuting trips, workers’ commuting trips, visitors’ trips, and pass-through trips.

So one measure of effectiveness could be the percentage of West Hollywood’s commuting residents who bike to work. It’s not obvious what our target percentage should be, but we can start by comparing ourselves to nearby cities.

The estimates below are based on US Census Bureau surveys. You can see the exact value for each city by hovering over or touching its column in the graph. The results suggest that we have not yet succeeded in getting our residents to commute by bike at the same rate seen in neighboring cities.

Note: Estimates for 2010-2012 from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Table S0801, adjusted to remove residents who don’t really commute because they work at home.


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Short answer: A smaller share than in nearby cities (estimated)| The City of West Hollywood has encouraged biking by: (1) adding bike lanes, racks, and signage; (2) offering classes and free safety equipment at times; and (3) requiring bicycle-friendly features in new buildings. We can assume that the primary...