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Friday, November 16, 2012

Cycling Rates By Country Japan


According to Cycling Info, Holland tops the world in terms of daily kilometers traveled on a bike at 2.5 (1.5 miles).

Other countries noted were:

2. Denmark (1.6 km)
3. Belgium (0.9 km)
3. Germany (0.9 km)

EU Average (0.5 km)

10. UK (0.2 km)

12. USA (0.1 km)

For EU countries and the UK, data is from 2002; for the USA, it is from 2003.

For some reason, though, Japan did not make it onto the list. A short online search turned up a Cabinet Office report form 2010.

On page 99, above graph V-5, it reads: "the average bike user [in Japan] rides 20.5 km a week, or 2.928 km per day."

That would make Japan number one in the world.

Tomorrow we will compare rates of cycling safety by country.


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