By the Numbers

Count up how bike-friendly or unfriendly Cincinnati is

Sep 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Percent of American adults age 20 years and older who are overweight or obese: 66

Pounds a new bicycle commuter can expect to lose during the first year of bicycle commuting: 13

Percentage of heart disease/ stroke among leading causes of adult American deaths: 33%

Hours of bike riding per week necessary to cut the risk of heart disease and stroke in half: 3

Minutes per day Americans spend on a daily car commute (2004 average): 49

Cost of owning and operating a car in 2008 (10,000 miles): $12,672

Percent of the world's oil supply consumed by America:25%

Average price of gas on Aug. 25, 2008: $3.69

Average price of gas on Aug. 25, 2007: $2.75


Read Danny Cross' feature story "No One Rides for Free"

Sources: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CIA World Factbook, American Automobile Association, U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, League of American Bicyclists, Bicycling Magazine.