As the developing campaign of friendly environment, the public named May as the National Bike Month in U.S.. To congratulate this month of fewer emissions and more cycling, Redfin Company did a survey from 10,000 neighborhods and 154 cities in the U.S. to see which cities were most popular by cyclists. It is not easy to have this done, but we need a lead.
The company use a 1 to 100 scale for the survey, 1 is the worst while 100 is the best for cyclists. Redfin chose cities with population which are 300,000 or more, and it took hills, bike lanes and road into consideration. Minneapolis and Minnesota led the charge with impressive score of 81.3 ranking first while San Francisco ranked second by six points backward. The top 10 cities were Portland, Denver, Boston, Chicago, DC, Sacramento, Tuscon and Philadelphia.
“There was no surprise that Minneapolis turn out to be the top as Minneapolis leads a healthy lifestyle by biking. There is phenomenon for people biking in the local surroundings”, said James Garry.
Garry is also a Minneapolis resident and he stated that several of his clients have chosen to buy smaller houses in South Minneapolis in the past years while the prices are similar to the suburb ones, so that they could go to work by bike during the week and exercise around Lake Harriet on weekends.
There were more than 118 miles of on-street and 92 off-street bikeways and trail for the local people to bike. The cyclists there are definitely the most happiest in the United States.
There was also good news for bikers cross the country coming from Redfin by offering better bike paths and improved safety measures. Several cities have improved their bike scores in 2013. And Chicago ranked in the top 10 this year by 9 point jump, there are also many cities made similar improvements.
Those lager cities could not be able to compare with some of the smaller towns which are under 300,000 residents. Cambridge Massachusetts are with a score of 92.8 and they could be the most bikeable city regardless of the population, then come to Davis and Berkeley in California and Boulder, Colorado.
You could experience biking exercise easily in those cyclist-friendly cities.