Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cary in Top 50 Bicycle Friendly Cities

Cary, NC – has just released it’s list of Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities. Cary was ranked #24 in the nation.
Boulder (CO), Louisville (KY) and Eugene (OR) also made the list. The only other NC municipality honored was Greensboro (#40). One might conclude from the results that we are the Number 1 bicycle-friendly town in North Carolina. had this to say about their survey:
There are many important things a city can do to gain our consideration for this list: segregated bike lanes, municipal bike racks and bike boulevards, to name a few.
If you have those things in your town, cyclists probably have the ear of the local government—another key factor.
To make our Top 50, a city must also support a vibrant and diverse bike culture, and it must have smart, savvy bike shops. (Note: We considered only cities with populations of 100,000 or more, and we strove for geographical diversity to avoid having a list dominated by California’s many bike-oriented cities.)
So whether you dream of wearing the yellow jersey at La Tour de France or just enjoy getting out for a leisurely ride in the fresh air, you’re sure to have plenty of opportunities for fine cycling here in Cary.


marshmallow said...

They also named their 3 worst cities(over 100k population). Birmingham, Memphis, and Jacksonville FL

Bello Velo said...

Another proud day for the south:) Funny how our mayor can secure a 1 billion dollar loan for the expansion of the arsenal and can not get a check for a bike lane in this town. I guess all of the other Mayors just have different priorities and some might even believe something has to be done about the Climate also.

clintpatty said...

Oh man. I had better get a job with SAS after I graduate.