Bicycle Magazine released their list of the top 50 bike-friendly cities in the United States and the Pacific Northwest dominated the list with three of the top five!
Ranking in the top 50 were:
Portland, OR #2
- Innovative programs, from designated bike-only areas at traffic signals to free bike lights, make riding in Portland practical even for new cyclists.
- Seattle has a 10-year, $240-million bike master plan that seeks to triple the number of journeys made by bike and add 450 miles of bike paths.
- Ample bike parking, lit bike paths and the Smart Ways to School program are just three of Eugene’s cycling-friendly characteristics.
- In a region that includes Portland, Eugene, Seattle and other cycling hotbeds, Salem is sometimes forgotten—but the city of 152,000 has 60 percent of its arterial roads accommodating cyclists, so it certainly holds its own.