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The 2024 City Ratings represents the largest number of rated cities and towns in program history. By comparing the best cities for biking, local leaders, decision makers, and advocates can act on key lessons to build more safe, fun, and connected places to ride across the U.S.


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Cities on the Rise

Since our City Ratings program began seven years ago, we've benchmarked progress to improve bicycling in cities nationwide. In 2019, only 32 U.S. cities received a score of 50 or higher, a significant tipping point to becoming a great place to bike. Thanks to dedicated investments in the creation of safe, fun, and connected places to ride, 33 cities that scored below 50 in 2019 increased their scores to 50 or higher in 2024. Combined with new cities added to the program over that time, an impressive 183 U.S. cities scored above 50 in this year's City Ratings.

We're excited to celebrate our 2024 Cities on the Rise, all of which made impressive improvements in their City Ratings scores over the last four years.

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Ames, IA

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Ann Arbor, MI

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Cambridge, MA

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Madison, WI

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Salt Lake City, UT

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Austin, TX

Featured Stories

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These Midwest College Towns Are Making Big Strides for Better Biking

We’re celebrating Ames, Iowa; Madison, Wisconsin; and Ann Arbor, Michigan as Cities on the Rise as part of PeopleForBikes’ 2024 City Ratings.

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Great Biking Isn’t Just for Big Cities

The top 10 small cities in PeopleForBikes’ 2024 City Ratings scored an average of 89 out of a possible 100, showing that great places to bike come in all shapes and sizes.

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Investments in Infrastructure and Community Make Salt Lake City a Great Place to Bike

One of our 2024 Cities on the Rise, the Utah capital city raised its City Ratings score from 46 in 2020 to 52 in 2024.

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How Pro-Bike Policies Transformed Cambridge, Massachusetts, Into a Top City for Biking

As one of our 2024 Cities on the Rise, building better bike infrastructure isn’t just the norm in Cambridge, it's the law.

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This Michigan Tourist Destination is the Best Place to Bike in the U.S.

New this year, Mackinac Island ranked #1 overall in our 2024 City Ratings.

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2024’s Best Places to Bike

This year’s City Ratings results feature some new and familiar faces across our top small, medium, large, and international cities for biking.

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Bicycling Is Improving in Cities Across the U.S.

With seven years of City Ratings results, dive into the data and explore how bicycling has changed in cities nationwide since 2018.

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Why is Bike Infrastructure Important?

When people have safe and accessible places to bike, communities become safer and more sustainable, residents enjoy better physical and mental health, and the local economy thrives.