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View Poll Results: Which city has the highest density of bikers?
San Francisco 1 5.00%
Washington DC 0 0%
Seattle 2 10.00%
Minneappolis 6 30.00%
Portland 7 35.00%
Chicago 4 20.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:36 PM
 
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Which city has the highest density of bikers? (bicycles only, no motorcycles)

What city do u feel is more bike friendly?

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Austin would be in the top 10.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:59 PM
 
Location: NY
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Originally Posted by SuperKirby View Post
Which city has the highest density of bikers? (bicycles only, no motorcycles)

Maybe you should look it up?

There are no opinions regarding this topic, only facts so I fail to see the point of an opinion poll.

Go look it up.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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Guessing Portland.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Atlanta, definitely a top 5.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: USA
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Chicago's a great biking city (I'm a biker). Haven't been to Seattle, Minn, or Portland though.

The thing that makes Chicago a great biking city is the lakefront trails, flatness of the city, and its density. I can bike from my apartment 4000 N all the way downtown in 20 minutes because of the lakefront trails.

Would like to bike in some of the other cities though. You take in so much more of a city when you bike or walk it.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I'd guess Portland or Minneapolis, they seem to be the most bicycle friendly.

I've never biked around DC or Seattle, but I used to love biking around SF and Chicago when I lived in both.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:28 PM
 
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Davis, Ca has a ton of bikers per capita. Not the largest city but bikers everywhere, with the infrastructure to boot.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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Minneapolis and Portland generally are the top two battling it out for "best biker" city status (with Minneapolis getting the edge in 2010), although there are certainly many other good biking cities out there as well. The winter weather is definitely a negative in Minneapolis (Chicago, too, for that matter), yet amazingly doesn't seem to stop many hard-core bike commuters. More casual or recreational bikers apparently don't find it fun to bike in sub-zero weather. An article abotu why Minneapolis topped the list, as well as some details on riding year-round in the city: http://www.bicycling.com/news/featur...ty-minneapolis

I suppose if looking at per capita numbers one would have to define a biker -- people who own a bike? Who use a bike to commute to work? Who bike once in awhile?

I've heard good things about Davis and its bike infrastructure.

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Old 10-05-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I would have to guess it is Portland.
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