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Old 05-27-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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What do you think is the best city for bicycling in the U.S.? Please base your answers on the number of bike lanes, bike-friendly laws, bike commuters, etc.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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Maybe Portland? Lots of college towns are quite good too.

For the biggest cities, maybe NYC or DC?

Really the college towns are probably best, though. Places like Boulder or Ithaca or Davis or Burlington are bike-crazy.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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Maybe Portland? Lots of college towns are quite good too.

For the biggest cities, maybe NYC or DC?

Really the college towns are probably best, though. Places like Boulder or Ithaca or Davis or Burlington are bike-crazy.
I was thinking Portland, but I have only driven through the city, so I don't know first-hand. I spent a few days in Boston on a bike and found the city to be very bike friendly. My Boston-born friend who took me around the place thinks it's the most bike-friendly city in the U.S., but he hasn't been out West. I thought Seattle was pretty bike friendly when I lived there, but that was in the 90s. I bet some cities have made great improvements to bike infrastructure over the past two decades.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Boulder, CO!!
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Minneapolis.
Flat, plenty of bike lanes and paths, extensive bicycle share program.
Alot of people bike to work, even in the winter.

America's Most Bicycle-Friendly Cities | Bicycling Magazine

The extreme weather is a big negative tho.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Austin is a VERY bicycle friendly city.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I was thinking Portland, but I have only driven through the city, so I don't know first-hand. I spent a few days in Boston on a bike and found the city to be very bike friendly. My Boston-born friend who took me around the place thinks it's the most bike-friendly city in the U.S., but he hasn't been out West. I thought Seattle was pretty bike friendly when I lived there, but that was in the 90s. I bet some cities have made great improvements to bike infrastructure over the past two decades.
I haven't been to Portland or some other cities known for bike friendliness, but Boston is extremely bike friendly. When I left Boston for Denver, all anyone said was how Denver would be such un upgrade for riding in. Having lived here for a while now, while there is excellent terrain outside the city (read: mountains) for longer rides in my free time, the infrastructure in the city for cyclists can't hold a candle to what Boston (and especially Cambridge) has.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Portland Maine or Oregon?
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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I immediately though of portland oregon.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:52 PM
 
Location: District of Columbia
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Twin Cities and Portland are the top that I think of.
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