Linus Bike, City Bike Designer, Comments on Recent BikeScore Ranking of America’s Top 10 Biking Cities

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City bike designer, Linus Bike, comments on the recent BikeScore ranking of the Top 10 Biking Cities in America.

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It is really great to see these rankings. It offers commendation to the tops cities and creates nationwide awareness about the overall increase in biking advocacy...

On May 17, city bike designer, Linus Bikes, comments on BikeScore’s ranking of the Top 10 Biking Cities in the country.

BikeScore, a biking map site, released a new ranking of the country’s best cities for biking. The four criteria the rankings were comprised from were availability of biking infrastructure, hilliness, route options and the level of commuting.

The site awards scores of 100, “with 90–100 deemed a ‘biker’s paradise,’ 70-89 ‘very bikeable,’ 50-89 ‘bikeable,’ and 0-49 ‘somewhat bikeable.’

The top 10 large bikeable cities, with a population more than 500,000, in the United States are as follows:

  •     Portland (Bike Score: 70.3)
  •     San Francisco (Bike Score: 70)
  •     Denver (Bike Score: 69.5)
  •     Philadelphia (Bike Score: 68.4)
  •     Boston (Bike Score: 67.8)
  •     Washington, D.C. (Bike Score: 65.3)
  •     Seattle (Bike Score: 64.1)
  •     Tucson (Bike Score: 64.1)
  •     New York (Bike Score: 62.3)
  •     Chicago (Bike Score: 61.5)

John Herst, CEO of Walk Score, the walkability mapping service, says “the cities score well for different things. Portland has a high rate of commuting, for example, while San Francisco scores well for infrastructure. We believe there is a meaningful difference in the biking experience between places in these different ranges.”

Representative Sally Embrey of Linus Bike, a city bike designer, believes this list will both encourage top cities to continue with their ongoing efforts and inspire those who weren’t on the list, to get some biking efforts in motion. “It is really great to see these rankings. It offers commendation to the tops cities and creates nationwide awareness about the overall increase in biking advocacy. And for those cities who don’t have a prominent cycling culture, these ranking could be an inspiration to get one started.”

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.

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