Iowa, United States
Size: Midsize City
Overall City RankingOut of 1236 cities (93rd percentile)
Midsize City RankingOut of 514 cities (94th percentile)
Average Network Score for all cities in 2022 was 27.
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Access to parts of the city where residents live.
Access to jobs and schools.
Access to places that serve basic needs, like hospitals and grocery stores.
Access to recreational amenities like parks and trails.
Access to major shopping centers.
Access to major transit hubs.
This interactive map shows high-stress and low-stress areas for bicycling in Ames. If you'd like to see interactive versions of this map with additional street-level data, explore PeopleForBikes' BNA tool.
Average Community Score for all cities in 2022 was 23.
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How familiar people are with local biking resources and their city’s efforts to improve biking.
How well a city’s bike network connects people to places they want to go.
How often people ride bikes in their city for transportation and recreation.
How safe people feel riding a bike in their city.
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How to Make Your City Great for Biking
Keep Traffic Speeds Low By Design
Slow streets are safe streets — target 25 mph on residential roads and improve intersections.
Build a Bike Network, Not a Bike Project
Group connected corridor projects that prioritize safe biking to popular destinations.
Upgrade Your Existing Bike Lanes
Using paint and low-cost barriers, create separation between bikes, cars and sidewalks.
Complete Your Bike Network Quickly
Identify gaps in your bike network and create a six-month plan for connecting all the pieces.
Change The Way You Talk About Bikes
Review your communication tools to align with tested strategies that build public support.
Equitable Biking Is a Right
In partnership with community members, develop an equity program for safe biking.