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Transportation Department: Bike Ridership Up In D.C.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Department of Transportation says bike ridership is up in Washington.

WTOP-FM reports the department compiled statistics from 19 locations. An average of 95 cyclists went by each hour. That’s compared to the 35 cyclist recorded per hour in 2004.

The city has also made it easier for bikers to get around in the past eight years. In 2004 the city had 14 miles of bike lanes. Today the city has 57 miles of bike lanes.

The department study also discovered that 77 percent of cyclists in the city are male.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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