The World’s 15 Most Bike Friendly Cities

23 Feb

Source: http://matadortrips.com/the-worlds-15-most-bike-friendly-cities/

Title of Website: Matador

Author: Hal Amen

Date: April 20 2009

Europe

Amsterdam

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk6YxhKH590
  • Safe and extensive route networks, serious governmental promotion, and a bike culture that transcends class boundaries are all reasons why 40% of the city’s traffic moves on two wheels

Barcelona

  • Barcelona’s Bicing program, one of the many mass bike rental systems that have popped up recently in Europe

Berlin

  • 400, 000 Berliners pedal to work each day
  • There’s even a website that helps you map out bike-specific routes

Copenhagen

  • Nearly a third of workforce bike to office

Paris

  • Has world’s largest public bicycle rental program: Velib

North America

Boulder

  • Dedicates 15% of its transportation budget to improving and promoting bicycle travel
  • Nearly every major roadway has a designated cycling area, and instituted a pilot program to get kids biking to school

Chicago

Davis

  • Said to have more bikes than cars
  • Official motto: Most bicycle friendly town in the world

Ottawa

Portland

  • Considered biking capital of the U.S
  • Impressive bicycle infrastructure and commuter stats

San Francisco

  • Removes car parking to make room for bike parking, distributes “watch for bikes” stickers
  • Pending Bike Share Program
  • Founding city of the Critical Mass (monthly bicycle ride to celebrate and to assert cyclists – http://critical-mass.info/), activities bicycle demonstration

Elsewhere

Beijing

Cape Town

Bogota

Perth

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