News Article

995.3 Million Bikes Worldwide

Home

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (15 May 2000)–The number of bikes in the world considers to climb at an impressive pace. Last year an estimated 995.3 million bikes were riding along the world’s roads and through its mountains, according the Japan Bicycle Promotion Institute (JBPI). With approximately six billion people on the planet, that calculates into one bike […]

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (15 May 2000)–The number of bikes in the world considers to climb at an impressive pace. Last year an estimated 995.3 million bikes were riding along the world’s roads and through its mountains, according the Japan Bicycle Promotion Institute (JBPI). With approximately six billion people on the planet, that calculates into one bike for every six people. China is the absolute leader in volume with no less than 450 million bicycles. However, the Netherlands remains king when it comes to bicycles per capita; for every Dutchman there is one bike. A close second is Denmark with one bike for every 1.2 people. In terms of volume, the US is second to China with 120 million bicycles. The US has also made impressive gains on bicycles per capita, with one for every 2.2 people. Bicycles are the least popular in India, where only one of every 24 people own a bike. (JW)

Comment on this article