Tag: bicycle friendly

New bicycle-friendly rankings for states – Washington still No. 1 in 2015

The state of Washington in 2015 once again earned the top “bicycle friendly” ranking among states, the League of American Bicyclists announced Monday.

This is the eighth year that the league has listed states for “bikeability” based on their scores in a number of categories leading to safe bicycling. As states rise and fall on …

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You can find bike-friendly communities in all 50 states

Thanks to the bike advocates and city officials in places as different as Honolulu and Fargo, there are now bicycle friendly communities in all 50 states.

The League of American Bicyclists announced its newest round of 23 communities that earned bike-friendly status last week. That makes a grand total of 325 communities across the US …

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Universities pass the test for bicycle-friendly status; UW moves up to gold level

Twenty-five institutions of higher learning earned passing grades to achieve a spot on the League of American Bicyclists list of Bicycle Friendly Universities this fall.

In addition, eight universities renewed their membership in the program; in seven of those renewals, the universities moved up on the list to either silver or gold level. The University of Washington …

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New bicycle-friendly businesses named in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington

Twenty-eight businesses in West Coast and Pacific Northwest states joined or moved up on the League of American Bicyclists’ newest list of Bicycle Friendly Businesses.

One-hundred-and-fifty new and renewing businesses in 39 states and the District of Columbia made the list this fall — the most ever. The overall list of Bicycle Friendly Businesses contains 800 …

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Washington state: Still most bike friendly after all these years

The League of American Bicyclists named Washington state the most bicycle-friendly state for the 7th year in a row.

While other states have been rising and dropping on the list announced annually since 2008, Washington state has remained the first and only state to hold top honors every year.

In fact, Minnesota pulled itself …

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17 communities join “bicycle friendly” club

The League of American Bicyclists opened Bike to Work Week on Monday by announcing its 17 new additions to the list Bicycle Friendly Communities.

Kudos to bicycle advocates and city staff and officials in those communities who worked together to achieve recognition for making the streets safer for bicyclists. The list now comprises 259 communities …

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Washington leads Bicycle Friendly States list again in 2013; North Dakota is the least friendly

Congratulations to the state of Washington for once again ranking No. 1 on the list of Bicycle Friendly States compiled by the League of American Bicyclists.

This marks the sixth year in the row that Washington has led the list compiled by the bicycle advocacy group.

The list is released every year on the …

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Best places to work or learn if you ride a bicycle

Do you often feel like there is something missing from your job or college education — like your bicycle?

For the past several years, the League of American Bicyclists has been naming bicycle friendly employers and universities in the same categories as it lists bicycle friendly communities; namely platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

This fall, the bicycling advocates added 71 new Bicycle Friendly Businesses to its list, as well as nine new Bicycle Friendly Universities. …

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26 new bicycle-friendly communities honored, including Los Angeles, Nashville and Miami

Large US cities continue to achieve bicycle friendly status from the League of American Bicyclists as Los Angeles, Nashville and Miami received the honor this week.

The latest round comprised 26 cities that entered the list — 23 at the lowest level (bronze) and three at the next higher level, silver. In all, the League has named 242 cities in 48 states as bicycle-friendly communities. See bicycle-friendly community map.

The recent US Census results show why it’s important for the largest US cities to accept bicycle-friendly policies. The League found that bicycle commuting rates grew by 80% …

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