America’s Most ‘Bikeable’ Cities
Riding a bicycle is no longer just for kids without a driver’s license or adults carrying around the burden of a DUI.
These days, more and more Americans are jumping on their bikes as a way to get some much needed exercise, as well as an alternative to driving or using public transportation.
With respect to May being National Bike Month, the people at Walk Score, which is a website that rates neighborhoods for their “walkability,” has just released its list of the top 10 most bike-friendly cities in America. These cities were rated by the number and quality of bike lanes and trails, destinations and road connectivity, and number of bike commuters and hills.
The highest possible rating that could be awarded was 100, although the top-rated city this year, Minneapolis, could only muster a 79.
So if your city made the list, congratulations. If it did not, Bike Score invites you to air your grievances.
America’s Most ‘Bikeable’ Cities:
2. Portland, Oregon
3. San Francisco
5. Madison, Wisconsin
6. Washington, DC
8. Tucson, Arizona
9. New York City