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The 2023 City Ratings represents the largest number of rated cities and towns in program history. By comparing the best cities for biking, both big and small, local leaders, decisionmakers, 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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      Imagery for the Why is Bike Infrastructure Important? story

      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.

      Imagery for the What Makes a Good Bike Network? story

      What Makes a Good Bike Network?

      PeopleForBikes’ City Ratings program measures six factors found in good bike networks captured by the acronym SPRINT.

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      The Power of Complete Streets Mandates

      Explore the crucial role of Complete Streets mandates in creating great bike networks as part of our blog series, "A Legislative Playbook to Build More Bikeable Communities.”

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      You Can Help Improve Road Safety Across the United States

      Your voice matters in shaping federal updates that will prioritize the safety of vulnerable road users, including people who ride bikes.

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      Federal Grants Help Bike Projects Reconnect Communities 

      Bikes were a big winner in USDOT’s recent round of grant awards for the highly competitive Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program.

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      Own Your Backyard: An Industry Guide to Supporting Local Bike Infrastructure

      Discover how your business can help get more people on bikes more often.

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      Paving the Way for Complete Bike Networks: The Essential Role of State and Local Funding

      While billions of dollars in federal funding is available for bike infrastructure, local and state funding still plays the biggest role in financing better bike networks.

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      PeopleForBikes’ Guide to Effective Local Bike Advocacy

      Our new guide offers key strategies to ensure your advocacy efforts have a lasting impact.

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      The Best New U.S. Bike Lanes of 2023

      As we pedal into 2024, we’re reflecting on the best bike lanes built across the country in 2023.

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      What It’s Like To Ride in a Top-Rated Bike City

      Lyon, France, which consistently ranks among the best cities for bicycling in PeopleForBikes’ annual City Ratings list, is still working hard to improve bicycling locally.

      Imagery for the Better Bike Infrastructure Saves Lives story

      Better Bike Infrastructure Saves Lives

      With U.S. cyclist injuries and deaths at an all-time high, now is the moment to demand the protected bike lanes, road diets, and intersection treatments that make our communities safer.

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      How Minneapolis Became a Top U.S. Bike City

      The Midwestern city prioritized bicycling by lowering speed limits, redesigning streets, and implementing an equitable, all ages and abilities network.

      Imagery for the Introducing the Great Bike Infrastructure Project story

      Introducing the Great Bike Infrastructure Project

      PeopleForBikes launched a first-of-its-kind campaign to transform communities across the United States by advancing thousands of bike projects and policies.

      Imagery for the How Great Bike Plans Transform Communities story

      How Great Bike Plans Transform Communities

      If you’re seeking inspiration to help guide your local bike planning process, here are nine cities with plans worth duplicating.

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      2023’s Best Places to Bike

      An overview of this year’s U.S. City Ratings data, including top performers, biggest improvements, and more.

      Imagery for the From Town to the Tetons, Jackson Is Best Seen By Bike story

      From Town to the Tetons, Jackson Is Best Seen By Bike

      With 70 miles of pathways and 150 miles of trails, bicycling is helping to build community in this Wyoming mountain town.

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      Longmont’s Multifaceted Approach to Better Bicycling

      From eliminating parking minimums to mandating the inclusion of bike lanes in road improvement projects, biking is at the forefront of urban planning for this Colorado city.

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      Bike Share Boosts Long Beach's Bikeability for All

      The Southern California city has an ambitious plan to build a true 15-minute city, complete with protected bike facilities on every arterial and a bike share dock in every neighborhood.