A comprehensive report card put out by the League of American Bicyclists notes which US cities are the most bike friendly. Every year the organization ranks the best and worst places to bicycle in across the United States. This year's top contenders include Wisconsin, Washington and Minnesota, while if you're a serious cycler it's best to avoid Montana, Kentucky and Alabama.
With categories like policies and programs, evaluation and planning, legislation and enforcement, education and encouragement, the bike friendly assessment is extremely detailed. Beyond graphs and ranking systems, the report card also grades each state and offers suggestions for improvements.
If you are an avid American biker, or plan on riding state side soon, this information is definitely worth checking out.
An Extensive Report Grades States on How Bike Friendly They Are
1. Bike-friendly Cities - Opportunity for cities to invest in bike infrastructure and implement policies that promote cycling
2. Comprehensive Bike Assessments - Prospect for organizations to create detailed reports evaluating the bike-friendly status of regions
3. Bike Advocacy and Education - Potential for initiatives to educate and encourage biking as a sustainable and healthy transportation option
1. Urban Planning and Infrastructure - Disruptive innovation opportunity for companies specializing in designing bike-friendly cities and infrastructure
2. Research and Consulting - Potential for experts to provide comprehensive assessments and advisory services on improving bike-friendly environments
3. Sustainable Transportation - Opportunity for companies to develop and market eco-friendly bicycles and related products