Introducing Bike Score

Walk Score keeps the awesome coming.

Those people at Walk Score just don’t know when to stop: today, they’ve announced new Bike Score rankings.

No surprises with the victors: Minneapolis takes the top spot (Bike Score: 79) while Portland and San Francisco settle for second and third (both have a Bike Score of 70). Seattle comes in at number seven (Bike Score: 64).

The block-by-block algorithm takes four criteria into account: bike lanes (how good is bike infrastructure), hills (how good is the geography), destinations (what can you bike to), and mode share (how many people are actually biking). See the full methodology here.

It seems like a great way to size up a city’s bike-ability: look at the lay of the land and see where good infrastructure takes you.

There’s not much else to say. It’s a great addition to their line up. You should just go check it out yourself.

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