MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most Americans navigate their city by car, public transportation, or their own two feet, but they need to take advantage of a healthy, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly travel method.
Riding a bicycle — an activity primarily associated with childhood — is now a common form of transportation in major American cities. Cycling has grown in popularity across the United States, but efforts to accommodate cyclists haven’t spread evenly across all cities.
The East and West coasts are some of the best places to ride a bike, with many bikeways and trails for cyclists to cruise, according to a new Clever Real Estate survey ranking the 50 best bike cities in the U.S.
In other cities, particularly those in the South, cyclists try to avoid being clipped by oncoming traffic. Top 10 Bike-Friendly Cities in The U.S.
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San Francisco, California Boston, Massachusetts Washington, D.C. Salt Lake City , Utah San Jose, California Denver, Colorado Seattle, Washington Providence, Rhode Island In Minneapolis, Miles of Bike Paths and Ample Bike Share Docking Stations America’s top cycling city is cold, snowy Minneapolis. Minneapolis might not have year-round sunshine, but residents willing to bundle up can enjoy 2.6 bike trails per 100,000 residents — a whopping 42% more than the average city."Over the years, the city has been embracing better, safer bicycling infrastructure and gradually transitioning streets from faded sharrows to buffered bike lanes to protected lanes," said Natalie Wagner, vice chair of the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee. […]