Richmond ranked fifth in the country in a recent report on increases in cycling post-pandemic.
The study examined the popularity of bike trips across the nation between 2019 and 2022. With a growth rate of 68.5% over the last three years, Richmond came in at no. 5 on the list. Only New York City, San Diego, Bakersfield, and Las Vegas measured ahead.
The US saw a 37% increase in bike trips overall. Cycling numbers saw a major jump in 2020 and 2021 but flattened out in 2022. According to the report, this indicates that cities will need to invest in bike and pedestrian infrastructure in order to keep cycling numbers trending upwards.