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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
UtrechtUtrecht, Netherlands447,130838862
ZwolleOverijssel, Netherlands127,497828761
GroningenGroningen, Netherlands231,299828957
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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Copenhagen, Capital Region

Bicycling Made Convenient

80

City Rating

Today’s bike-friendly Copenhagen is the product of more than 50 years of dedicated investment and hard work. Simply put, Copenhagen made bicycling the fastest, easiest and most convenient way of moving around the city. Today, there are more than 675,000 bicycles in Copenhagen, a number that outpaces car ownership six to one, with more than half of the city’s residents commuting by bike daily. Explore this City Rating and learn more at Advocacy Academy

6

Overall City RankingOut of 767 cities (99th percentile)

3

Large City RankingOut of 104 cities (97th percentile)

Featured Cities

64

City Rating

San Luis Obispo, California

Bold Action + Bold Funding

77

City Rating

Sevilla, Spain

Big Returns on Small Investment

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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