May 01, 2017

Bike commuting is a great way to save some money, get and stay in shape, and help keep the planet going strong, but not all cities are created equal when it comes to their level of bike commuting friendliness.

A city’s bike commuting friendliness is based on a couple of different things:

  1. The amount of bike lanes, paths, and trails that are easy to navigate and take bike commuters through a city’s popular areas.
  2. The mutual respect that drivers and bike commuters have for each other.

City’s that have a large amount of lanes and path designated for cyclists, as well as a population that mutually respects each other on the road, are the ones that will be the best for bike commuting.

Here are the top 9 bicycle cities in the American West that take bicycle commuting to the next level.

#1: Boulder, CO

#2: Denver, CO

#3: Ft. Collins, CO

#4: Portland, OR

#5: Seattle, WA

#6: Salt Lake City, UT

#7: Eugene, OR

#8: Oakland, CA

#9: San Francisco, CA