Biking to work

Chico is in the top of the pack

According to 2010 census figures, approximately 5.5 percent (1,930 residents) of Chico’s workforce commuted to work by bicycle. That’s a fairly significant number of riders, considering that less than 1 percent of Americans ride to work. In fact, of all California cities with a population of more than 65,000 residents, only three cities, Davis, Berkeley and Santa Barbara, had a greater share of commuters (22.1 percent, 8.8 percent, and 6.4 percent, respectively). Here’s how Chico stacked up to other cities of similar size:

City Population % of Bike Commuters
Chico 86,213 5.5
Redding 89,901 1.7
Citrus Heights 83,490 0.7
Livermore 81,178 1.3
San Leandro 85,159 0.1

Source: League of American Bicyclists