More than 100 years ago, the dominate form of personal mobility was the bicycle. Far more bikes were sold in America annually than automobiles, but by the start of the First World War, the 'golden age' of cycling had passed and the nation had begun to move onto its century-long love affair with the motor car.
By the 1970's, however, some American communities had begun to re-embrace the bicycle and begun concerted efforts to not only promote cycling as a healthy alternative to motoring but to also actively support it with educational programs, infrastructure, and legislation. Those efforts have paid off, as the infograph below illustrates.
Compiled from several cycling sources, Good.Is and Column Five collaborated to assembly some of the more pertinent facts regarding the top bicycle-friendly communities in the the United States. ePEDALER took the liberty of reorganizing the graphs to better fit the page. To see a larger version of the graphic, click the image.
Posted By: Bill Moore [17-Apr-2014]
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