Bicycle Friendly State Rankings Announced
September 09, 2008
The Bicycle Friendly State program has announced its rankings of all 50 states. This new program—run by the League of American Bicyclists in partnership with Bikes Belong—used more than 70 criteria to rank the states. This benchmarking process identifies how states can improve conditions for bicycling and motivates them to succeed. The top five states are Washington, Wisconsin, Arizona, Oregon, and Minnesota.
Andy Clarke, president of the League, said, “While every state has room to improve in making bicycling a preferred mode of transportation and accessible form of recreation,
Washington is making the greatest strides to make this a reality.”
The annual state rankings are the first part of this new program. States are encouraged to apply for award recognition of bronze, silver, gold, or platinum status, similar to the Bicycle Friendly Community program.
See all the rankings on the League's website.