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The Best New U.S. Bike Lanes of 2023

By: Martina Haggerty, senior director of local innovation
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What It’s Like To Ride in a Top-Rated Bike City

By: Mark Douglas Wessel, contributing writer
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Better Bike Infrastructure Saves Lives

By: Kiran Herbert, content manager
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Build a Bike City: Lessons from CDMX

In the last four years, bicycling in Mexico City has transformed thanks to a connected network, dedicated infrastructure, and an emphasis on equitable mobility.

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The Best New U.S. Bike Lanes

Cities from coast to coast stepped up to build world-class protected bicycle infrastructure in 2022.

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We Were Wrong About Sharrows

The former executive director of the California Bicycle Coalition was a key player in the proliferation of shared lane markings. Twenty years later, he’s disillusioned with them.

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Parking Reform is Key to Building Bike-Friendly Cities

In order to build safe, convenient bike networks, we need to rethink how we allocate public space and specifically, how we prioritize parking.

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Working to 'Ungap' Seattle's Bike Map

Wanting to bring more people to bicycling, nonprofit Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is advocating to close gaps in Seattle’s bicycle network.

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Morgantown’s Bike Strategy Focuses on Youth

While the West Virginia city doesn’t currently have the most impressive City Ratings score, it’s well-positioned to grow into a top spot for bicycling.

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Our Top Adventure Biking Destinations

We collected a few of our favorite places to adventure by bike, all of which ranked in the top 100 of our 2022 City Ratings.