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Bicycle Statistical Data: Usage, Productions and Sales

 


 


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Hard facts on bike usage, production, sales, imports, exports and trade are
hard to come by. Many of the best statistics are buried in papers that are presented at conferences
such as VeloCity, ProBike and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Sometimes these
papers are published after the conferences but it can then be difficult to get a
hold of the proceeding, and then they aren’t very well indexed so you have to go
through all of all of them to extract anything that might be useful to you.

We do not have the staff to be able to research this thoroughly. If you are able to
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Tracking Global Bicycle Ownership Patterns
, Journal of Transport & Health,
Dec 2015.

Related article
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Bicycle Frame Market – Global Trends, Market Share, Industry Size,
Growth, Opportunities, and Market Forecast – 2015 – 2022

Report on the economic potential
of bicycles
in developing countries.

Bicycling in Copenhagen
infographic
with history and statistics.

Bike Commuting In a Motorized World
infographic (mostly USA data).

Separated Bike Lanes = Safer Streets for Everyone
infographic
(mostly USA data).


World Bicycle Production, 1950-2007
(graph)

Bicycle production fell to 79 million units in 1998, 25 percent below the
peak of 107 million bicycles in 1995.  Source: State of the World 2001,
World Watch Institute, Washington DC USA

Percent of Trips by Travel
Mode (all trip purposes)

Country bicycle walking public transit car other
Netherlands 30 18 5 45 2
Denmark 20 21 14 42 3
Germany 12 22 16 49 1
Switzerland 10 29 20 38 1
Sweden 10 39 11 36 4
Austria 9 31 13 39 8
England/Wales 8 12 14 62 4
France 5 30 12 47 6
Italy 5 28 16 42 9
Canada 1 10 14 74 1
United States 1 9 3 84 3
Source: John Pucher,
Transportation Quarterly,
1997, Volume 51, Number 4, page 32 (from various transport ministries and depts., latest avail. year)

 

Bicycle mileage per person and killed cyclists per mileage in ten countries;
Source: WALCYNG, Report1. no.4, 1997, Lund University Sweden and Factum Austria

Bicyclists’ safety increases with increased bicycling in developed countries..


Bicycle Kilometres and Killed Cyclists per kilometre


Cycling kilometres per person per day

Killed
cyclists per 100 million kilometres

GREAT
BRITAIN

0.1

6.0

ITALY

0.2

11.0

AUSTRIA

0.4

6.8

NORWAY

0.4

3.0


SWITZERLAND

0.5

3.7

FINLAND

0.7

5.0

GERMANY

0.8

3.6

SWEDEN

0.9

1.8

DENMARK

1.7

2.3

THE
NETHERLANDS

3.0

1.6

By Wittink, Roelof; I-ce Interface for Cycling Expertise:
Planning for cycling supports road safety; In: Sustainable Transport, Planning
for walking and cycling in urban environments, ed. Rodney Tolley; Woodhead
publishing in Environmental management, ISBN 1 85573 614 4; 2003

World Bicycle and Automobile Production, 1950-2000

World Bicycle
and Automobile Production, 1950-2000

Year

Bicycle