Like best-guitarist-of-all-time rankings, best-bike-city rankings are mostly just for fun. But in a week when Portland reportedly got a serious demotion from the granddaddy of bike rankings, reader MaxD’s reaction probably spoke for a lot of us.
Back on top where we belong. Bicycling Magazine has just released their 2012 Bike-Friendly Cities rankings and Portland sits atop the heap once again. Portland was ranked #2 in 2010, which was the last time the rankings came out. Prior to that Portland had earned the top spot every year since 1995. Our defeat to … Read more
… 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
“There’s a lot going on in Portland, but there are other cities having more astonishing success at this point.” — Loren Mooney, Editor-in-Chief Bicycling Magazine Bicycling Magazine’s annual list of America’s top bicycle cities puts Portland in unfamiliar territory: second place. Since 1995, Portland has consistently been ranked as the #1 biking city, earning the … Read more
I’m headed to the 2008 Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference in Seattle next week along with a large contingent from Portland. Among the highlights will be the unveiling of the first-ever Bike Friendly States rankings by the League of American Bicyclists.
This just in… Bicycling Magazine Names the Best Cities for Cycling Boston moves off “The Worst” list and on to “5 For the Future”; Portland is “Still the Greatest” and New York and DC are “Most Improved” –Top International Cities for Cycling Also Named– In its June issue, Bicycling magazine names the best American cities … Read more