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Bicycle Statistics: Usage, Production, Sales, Import, Export





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Hard facts on bike usage, production, sales, imports, exports and trade are hard to come by and constantly changing, which means they are extremely time consume to assemble and keep statistics up-to-date.  Unfortunately, our meager resources and competing demands don't allow us to allocate time for collecting and assembling this information. (For some statistics that have come our way see the top link below.)

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.

Even when you can find statistics you need to be careful: They can be collected under different conditions (time of year, time of day, etc.), assumptions, rules and using different definitions.

He are links to information that might lead you to some answers:

Figures also appear in many of the documents listed in the IBF's Bicycle / Development / Sustainability Bibliography / Reading List



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