DC Ranks 6th in "Most Bikeable" Cities List

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013  |  Updated 7:44 PM EDT
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Washington, D.C., is the nation's sixth "most bikeable" city in the United States, according to the website Walkscore.

The website looked at several factors to make the rankings, including the number of commuters who ride bikes, the number of bicycle-friendly trails and lanes, and how well those trails and lanes inter-connect.

Cities are rated on a combined score of 0-100 and fall into one of four categories:

  • Biker's Paradise (90-100)
  • Very Bikable (70-89)
  • Bikeable (50-69)
  • Somewhat Bikeable (0-49)

D.C. scored 60 points out of a possible 100.

Topping this year's list is Minneapolis. Second place was a tie between Portland, Ore., and San Francisco.

Other cities to make the list include Boston; Madison, Wis.; Tucson, Ariz., and Chicago.

D.C. is home to the nation's largest bike-share program, Capital Bike Share.

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