Last year, online fitness tracker, Strava, launched their Global Bike to Work campaign to promote and encourage people to ditch the cars and pedal to work. In addition to this, the idea was to help city planners when considering cycling infrastructure under the initiative Strava Metro. Last week, over 250,000 commutes were logged, and the final stats are in...
A staggering 276,818 commute activities were logged by 180,539 cyclists on Strava from over 170 participating countries around the globe on May, 11th 2017. Between them, they covered over 3 million miles, offsetting carbon emissions by over 1500 tonnes which is the equivalent of 184,000 cars idling for an hour.
The top countries by participation in Strava Global Bike to Work Day were:
With the top cities being:
London (64% increase vs 2016)
Amsterdam (16% increase vs 2016)
San Jose (87% increase vs 2016)
San Francisco (66% increase vs 2016)
Melbourne (42% increase vs 2016)