Strava, a fitness app, collected data for bicycling trends in six US cities and found some surprising results -- a pandemic bike boom. Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City were part of their study. Houston saw the biggest uptick in the volume of cycling which had risen 138% by May 2020, compared to May 2019. Los Angeles saw that number rise by 93%. "I think it was the pandemic's stay-home, stay-safe orders, where people who were remote-working had a chance to discover their bikes. When congestion disappeared overnight, I think more folks felt comfortable exploring to get fresh air," Susan Jaworski, an active transportation planner for the Houston-Galveston Area Council told Bloomberg CityLab.

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