Forbes Rates North America’s Most Bike-Friendly Cities
You know it’s summer vacation time for America’s magazine editors when the top ten lists starting popping up. Forbes gets into the act this week with a rundown of North America’s ten best biking cities:
New York City comes in eighth place. "Visitors shouldn’t always expect courtesy from those behind the wheel." Neither should residents or anyone else. We’re ranked just ahead of Minneapolis and, once again, right behind San Francisco.
Montreal earns well-deserved credit in the number four slot. They get mentioned for their awesome, annual, citywide bike event, Tour de l’Ile. They also just launched "a $90 million plan full of initiatives to
equip all buses and taxis with bike racks, add hundreds of miles of
paths and add five times the bike parking space. Most exciting,
Montréal now offers Vélo Québec, the first Paris-style rental program
of its kind in North America."
San Diego, weirdly, places third. Apparently no distinction is being made between biking for transportation and recreation (or the city has changed a lot since the last time I visited about three years ago).
Portland, of course, is the winner.