City Ratings Goes Global
660 U.S. Cities
107 international cities
12 countries worldwide
Research shows that the best cities for bicycling have safe, comfortable and well-connected bike networks. Investment from local governments in better bike infrastructure is the key to getting more people on bikes, improving the safety of all road users and connecting everyone to where they need to go.
|Provincetown||Massachusetts, United States||2,973||81||87||55|
|Amsterdam||North Holland, Netherlands||1,038,610||81||86||61|
|Copenhagen||Capital Region, Denmark||638,117||80||83||66|
|Rotterdam||South Holland, Netherlands||623,652||80||86||58|
Big Returns on Small Investment
Between 2005 and 2010, the city of Sevilla, Spain created a 120-kilometer network of protected, on-street pathways, removing 5,000 parking spaces along the way. Sevilla’s focus and ambition resulted in a cycling network that forever changed the landscape of the city and increased cycling trips five times over. The entire network only cost the city $40 million dollars, far less than highway projects at the time, and with many more benefits to the city’s residents. Explore this City Rating and learn more at Advocacy Academy
Overall City RankingOut of 767 cities (99th percentile)
Large City RankingOut of 104 cities (94th percentile)
Bicycling Made Convenient
San Luis Obispo, California
Bold Action + Bold Funding
A Nation’s First Bike Share
Small Town, Big Commitment
Safe Biking Year Round
Local Leadership Supporting Bikes
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