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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.

Top 10

Overall
CityState/CountryPopulationRatingNetworkCommunity
ZwolleOverijssel, Netherlands127,497879361
UtrechtUtrecht, Netherlands447,130869262
GroningenGroningen, Netherlands231,299849157
ProvincetownMassachusetts, United States2,973818755
AmsterdamNorth Holland, Netherlands1,038,610818661
CopenhagenCapital Region, Denmark638,117808366
RotterdamSouth Holland, Netherlands623,652808658
BarcelonaCatalonia, Spain1,636,762798556
SevillaAndalucia, Spain688,592778257
AntwerpAntwerp, Belgium564,923778451
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Sevilla, Andalucia

Big Returns on Small Investment

77

City Rating

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

9

Overall City RankingOut of 767 cities (99th percentile)

6

Large City RankingOut of 104 cities (94th percentile)

Featured Cities

80

City Rating

Copenhagen, Denmark

Bicycling Made Convenient

64

City Rating

San Luis Obispo, California

Bold Action + Bold Funding

43

City Rating

Washington, D.C.

A Nation’s First Bike Share

81

City Rating

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Small Town, Big Commitment

61

City Rating

Montreal, Canada

Safe Biking Year Round

69

City Rating

Berkeley, California

Local Leadership Supporting Bikes

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