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Detroit Ranks As One Of The Most Bike Friendly Cities In America

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The bike city of Detroit seems to be becoming more of a thing.

If you read websites like EfficientGov for fun, you will find some interesting things. Including love for Detroit’s bike scene.

If you’ve taken part in Detroit’s Slow Roll, rode Belle Isle, or bike to work on a great day, it turns out that Detroit’s street map works pretty well for those on two wheels.

Add that to new bike lanes and more protection for cyclists, plus more bike shops and part of Detroit’s future could be on two wheels.

The list, compiled for EfficientGov by BikingExpert.com, Highlights Detroit:

The City of Detroit supports efforts to promote cycling tours. In the vicinity of the city’s best attractions and other high-traffic areas, you will find special cycle paths that provide safety and relaxation for cyclists and tourists. In addition, public and private projects are underway to connect Detroit with other locations in Michigan and Canada so that cyclists can cycle longer distances.

You didn’t mention that new downtown bike sharing Opening this year or directly the ongoing work for the Iron Belle Trail.

How have other cities fared? Chicago, Illinois came in 10th. Then Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; Philadelphia, PA; Cincinnati, OH. About Detroit was New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; and top of the list? Minneapolis, Minnesota.

You can find the whole thing here.

Embedded above is a video from last year’s Slow Roll.

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