In addition to the League’s announcement of new Bicycle Friendly Communities, Monday marked the launch of a new resource for cyclists: Bike Score.
From the creators of Walk Score and Transit Score, Bike Score is a quantitative measure of bikeability based on the availability of bike lanes, hilliness, road connectivity, nearby amenities, and the percent of people in that area who bike to work.
“Across the country, biking is growing in popularity and we’re excited to celebrate Bike to Work Week by introducing Bike Score to help more people find bicycle friendly places to live,” Josh Herst, Walk Score CEO, said in the press release.
Bike Score kicked off with rankings for ten major U.S. cities — and, not surprisingly, the League’s top Bicycle Friendly Communities came out on top.
- Minneapolis (Bike score: 79 out of 100)
- Portland (70)
- San Francisco (70)
- Boston (68)
- Madison (67)
- Washington, D.C. (65)
- Seattle (64)
- Tucson (64)
- New York (62)
- Chicago (62)
To request Bike Score for your city, visit www.walkscore.com/bike. Walk Score will add Bike Score for the top 10 cities receiving votes between May 14 and May 31, 2012.
Read more on the Walk Score blog.
Carolyn SzczepanskiCarolyn joined the League in March 2012, after two years at the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In addition to managing the League's blog, magazine and other communications, Carolyn organized the first National Women's Bicycling Summit and launched the League's newest program: Women Bike. Before she crossed over to advocacy, she was a professional journalist for nearly 10 years.