Oregon snags second place in 2022 ‘Bicycle Friendly State’ rankings

According to The League of American Bicyclists, which recently released its 2022 list of the most bike friendly states, Oregon is the second most bike friendly state in the United States, coming in right behind Massachusetts. We made second place the last time the League published their rankings in 2019, when we were beaten out … Read more

Oregon moves up to third in new Bike-Friendly State rankings

Bike rack in Sisters, Oregon.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The League of American Bicyclists released their annual Bicycle Friendly States rankings today. Oregon came in third place, which is up from fifth place in 2012 and represents a significant improvement over our eighth place ranking in 2011. The top state in the 2013 rankings is our … Read more

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ODOT says League’s state rankings leave out key spending figures

“When we went back to figure out how the League got their low numbers, we discovered that they use a definition that is very narrow and doesn’t capture all funding.”— Travis Brouwer, ODOT federal affairs Oregon’s 8th place “Bike Friendly State” ranking by the League of American Bicyclists raised a lot of eyebrows around here. … Read more

Oregon slips to 8th in ‘Bike Friendly States’ rankings

Oregon State Parks’ Scenic Bikeway Program wasn’t considered in the rankings.(Photo © J. Maus) New ‘Bicycle Friendly State’ rankings by the League of American Bicyclists put Oregon in 8th place, a loss of three places since last year and the first time since the rankings began in 2008 that Oregon has not made the top … Read more

Oregon slips to 5th in bike-friendly state rankings

… After they’re done dreaming about WA, WI, ME and MN. The League of American Bicyclists has released rankings for their Bicycle Friendly States program. Oregon earned the fifth spot this year, slipping from the fourth spot we’ve held the previous two years. For the third year in a row, Washington retained the top spot … Read more

Oregon’s bike/ped coordinator responds to fourth-place ranking

“If I had $1000 dollars for every community that’s contacted me about their bike trails plan, I could fund an entire system.”— Sheila Lyons of ODOT Sheila Lyons, the bicycle and pedestrian program manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has responded to the League of American Bicyclist’s Bicycle Friendly State rankings that put … Read more

From Seattle: How we’re coping with fourth place

Now that the whole country thinks Oregon isn’t in the top-three best states to bike in, you might assume the Beaver State delegation here at Pro Walk/Pro Bike would be sulking and demanding a recount. Not exactly. When the League of American Bicyclist’s executive director Andy Clarke announced the rankings at a party at the … Read more

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Oregon ranks fourth in new Bike Friendly State rankings

A dream deferred.(Photo © J. Maus) Oregon placed fourth in a new ranking of Bike Friendly States that was released tonight by the League of American Bicyclists. Washington took top honors, followed by Wisconsin and then Arizona. At the bottom of the list were Alabama and Georgia, with West Virginia coming in last. Yesterday, I … Read more