Portland, Oregon, November 15, 2018–A new study from BikePortland, an online bike advocacy group, has found that the number of bikes sold per capita in Portland and surrounding cities is on a par with other major American cities.
BikePortland has been tracking bike sales across the country, which it defines as those sold by bicycle or other transportation modes, since 2015.
According to BikePortland’s analysis, there were 1.3 million total bicycle transactions in Portland last year, and just over 6.3 percent of the transactions were from bike sales.
That compares to the nation’s average of 2.3 bike sales per capita.
Portland is also on pace to surpass Seattle and San Francisco as the most bike-oriented major U.S. city, according to Bike Portland data.
The study found that Portland has seen a steady increase in the number and size of bike sales in the past three years.
“We are seeing more people cycling, more people buying bikes, and we are seeing that increase in overall sales,” said Julie Pizzuti, BikePortland founder and CEO.
“Portland’s bike share has seen significant growth over the past year and it has shown strong growth in bike availability, as well.”
Bike Portland’s analysis of sales data from 2016 to 2017 shows that Portland saw an average of 3,738 bike sales for every 100 people in the city, compared to an average 2,979 sales per 100 residents in Seattle and 3,923 per 100 in San Francisco.
Biking in Portland is becoming a popular activity, with more than 5,000 people participating in bike rides every day, according the study.
“Portland has a large bike share network and has been able to attract a large number of people to ride and cycle, which has created a lot of excitement for Portlanders,” Pizzuto said.
“There is a lot more demand than there is demand for a lot less.”
I think Portland is at the forefront of this movement, and this is one of the reasons why we’re seeing a huge increase in bike use and demand,” she said.
The study found Portland was also the most cycling city in the nation, with 7.7 percent of people using a bike in the last year.
The city also had the highest bicycle share in the country at 16 percent.
“The numbers are really increasing, and they’re starting to trickle down.””
Bike share in Portland has increased by 10 percent in the five years that BikePortland has tracked it,” she explained.
“The numbers are really increasing, and they’re starting to trickle down.”
Portland has seen an increase in its bicycle sales in recent years.
The number of bike trips per capita jumped from 0.9 in 2016 to 1.1 in 2017, the study found.
The report found that, of the 3,000 bike transactions, 1,000 of them were from people buying a bike.
The City of Portland is looking to expand the bike share system and offer more affordable options for people to buy and use their bicycles.
Pizzi said she is confident the city will be able to continue to grow its bike share to meet the needs of the growing population.
The Portland Bicycle Coalition, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization, has launched a program to bring more people to the city for rides and bike events.
The coalition plans to hold an annual “bike share day” on Friday, November 17.
Pitzer said the group has also partnered with the local government to create a “Bicycle for Life” program, which would offer $1,000 in bike credits to low-income people and their children.
Pitzer said that the coalition’s bike program is one way the city can make biking more accessible for low- and moderate-income families.
The program would also provide low-rider discounts to people participating.
The bike share program also aims to create opportunities for people who can’t ride to participate in other activities.
Pitzi said the program is focused on making Portland a more welcoming place for people of all abilities, from families to young children.
“We have a huge population of families, and people have a lot to do in order to stay in their homes and be in a place where they can get a ride,” Pitzer explained.