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homebucket May 26, 2022 5:15 PM

Most Bike Friendly:

1. Portland
2. San Francisco
3. San Jose
4. Minneapolis
5. Sacramento
6. Denver
7. Washington DC
8. Boston
9. Salt Lake City
10. Seattle
11. New York City
12. New Orleans
13. Chicago
14. San Diego
15. Tampa

Least Bike Friendly:
1. Dallas
2. Birmingham
3. Atlanta
4. Nashville
5. Riverside
6. Memphis
7. Oklahoma City
8. Las Vegas
9. Detroit
10. St. Louis


The Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S. (2022 Data)
Written by Taelor Candiloro
May 23rd, 2022

Since the invention of the penny-farthing pedaled bicycling into mainstream fashion, cycling has been a favorite mode of transportation across the globe. However, the recent need for socially distant transportation and health-conscious community transit systems has inspired a surge in cycling.

In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that cities across the U.S. saw a surge in cycling traffic after the pandemic began, prompting a bicycle shortage as many Americans found cycling to be a reprieve from at-home isolation or a socially distant solution to their commutes.

Whether you're a cycling enthusiast or a first-time pedal pusher, cycling is a great way to get a low-impact workout while also reducing your transportation costs. But if you're considering switching to a two-wheel commute — or hoping to relocate to find better biking resources — it's worth asking an important question: Which cities are the most bike-friendly in the U.S.?

To find out, we analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. National Centers for Environmental Information, Walk Score, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Vision Zero Network, Google Trends, and Yelp.

Our weighted rankings include:

4x: Bikeability score, a measure of how traversable a city is by bicycle
4x: Percent of workers commuting to work by bicycle
3x: No. of shops per 100,000 people offering bicycles for purchase/bicycle repair services
3x: No. of shops per 100,000 people offering bike rental services
2x: No. of biking trails per 100,000 people
2x: No. of bike share docking stations per 100,000 people
2x: Status as a Vision Zero Community (committed to transit safety)
1x: Google search trends for bicycle-related terms in each metro
-1x: No. of days per year the city experiences precipitation
-1x: No. of days per year the city experiences unsafe air quality

shivtim May 31, 2022 6:58 PM

Atlanta Beltline update

The majority of the Beltline trail is completed or under construction. The Northwest section, which has progressed the least, had a finalized alignment this month. Funding is in hand to complete all trail sections - although the transit component is planned but not fully funded yet.


shivtim Jun 7, 2022 4:28 PM

Major sections of the Atlanta trolley trail will start construction next month. Will provide good east/west route and connect a few existing off-street cycle track segments.

mrnyc Jun 28, 2022 8:05 PM

the terrorist bikers don't dismount anyway, so whatever -- :shrug:

Advocates urge MTA to lift bike ban on Cross Bay, RFK bridges immediately

To cross the RFK Bridge cyclists currently need to dismount and walk their bikes over the 1.25-mile long stretch.
File photo by Marisol Diaz-Gordon

mrnyc Jul 8, 2022 1:49 AM

los angeles does the unthinkable and pilots closing a road!

yes its griffith park, but hey good for them:

M II A II R II K Jul 10, 2022 12:13 AM

How bike parking pods could make US cities better for cyclists



- In 2015, Brooklyn resident Shabazz Stuart regularly biked to his job at a local business improvement district. Then his bicycle was stolen, the third case of two-wheeled larceny he’d experienced in five years. The theft sent him back to mass transit while he saved up money to buy a replacement. It also put him on a new career path. — Stuart and cofounder J. Manuel Mansyll developed a kit that can make modular parking “pods” to store anywhere from eight to 80 bicycles or scooters in a spot that’s protected from rain and theft. Each pod is operated with a smart access system that can be controlled with a keycard or a smartphone. The units are outfitted with security cameras, and insurance against theft is provided for users. Membership is free.

- New York City began investing in bike lanes under the mayorship of Michael Bloomberg in the early 2000s, hoping to increase the proportion of people traveling by bike, but the question of where to put all those vehicles was never adequately addressed. As he built Oonee, Stuart looked at New York’s practices with a newly skeptical eye. — In other wealthy nations, he learned in his own research, many governments invest in cycling infrastructure much more comprehensively than even the most progressive US cities. If local policymakers weren’t addressing cyclists’ vulnerability to theft and the elements, how serious were they about encouraging bike transport? — “You cannot have a conversation about land use, outdoor dining, open streets, pedestrian plazas, bus lanes, without talking about car parking,” says Stuart. “It’s incredible to think we can have a serious conversation about biking as transportation without talking about bike parking.”


mrnyc Aug 2, 2022 2:07 PM

new manhattan bike lane on the west side highway?

TempleGuy1000 Aug 2, 2022 5:39 PM

It doesn't look like it was posted before, but the new section of the Delaware River trail that runs from Pier 70 in South Philadelphia to Penn Treat Park in Fishtown is done and open. It's completely separated from vehicle traffic which is the most important thing. Trees and landscaping need to grow in, but it looks good imo.

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