Bicycling magazine has released their rating of the 50 most bicycle friendly cities (with a population of at least 100,000) in the country.
The magazine considered these factors in the ranking:
Minneapolis edged out Portland (#2) and won most bicycle friendly city.
Washington, DC, where I cut my teeth on a bicycle, was ranked number 13. I wrote about DC biking culture and infrastructure for Momentum magazine last year, but even in a year, a lot of dramatic improvements have been made.
When I was researching the story for Momentum, I organized a happy hour to get the feel of what average riders and advocates wanted to see changed to make the city better. The top four recommendations kept surfacing again and again:
What elements do you consider important in your decision to ride, or to not ride, your bike?