Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bike-friendliest cities

The League of American Bicyclists -- whoever that is -- just released their latest listing of cities that earn distinction as "bike friendly." The league's criteria are "the five Es": Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation & planning.

Distinguished biking cities receive Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze awards.

Davis, California was one of only three cities, with Portland and Boulder, Colo., to receive a Platinum Award.  The League cited Davis' generous creation and priority maintenance of bike lanes, bike traffic signals and scenic trails, and seemed particularly charmed by Davis' claim to be home to more bikes than cars.

Nearby Folsom received a silver award and my own Sacramento received a bronze.  Not a bad showing for our region!

You can read the League's ranking and see a complete list here.

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