PeopleForBikes’ newest rankings of cities takes into account ridership, safety, and how easy it is to do your basic errands on a bike.
By 2020, Fort Collins, Colorado, is aiming for one in every five trips in the city to happen on a bike. The city, which has around 185 miles of bike lanes–and uses tech-like traffic signals that cyclists can push to stop traffic–ranks among the best in the nation at making it safe and easy to run everyday errands by bicycle.
The city–which sees itself as most known for “bikes, beer, and bands”–is at the top of a comprehensive new ranking of the bike-friendliness of American communities. The nonprofit PeopleForBikes, funded by Trek Bicycles, spent two years analyzing hundreds of cities in detail, with 184 calculations per city.