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World’s Best Cities for Cycling

Around the World — By NileGuide Staff on August 16, 2012 at 9:55 am
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6. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

On Facebook, fan Ellen Riemer made a case for Milwaukee (specifying that the best place for biking in the city is Lake Drive). It’s a city that often makes Bicycling Magazine’s top 50 bicycle-friendly cities in America list–along with Wisconsin neighbor, Madison. As Bicycling Magazine pointed out, Milwaukee scores big for “[t]rails that run west to the Mississippi River and south to Chicago, a 100,000-square-foot indoor mountain bike park, and funding for 100 miles of new bike lanes….” And look at the size of their bike lanes!

Milwaukee Bikes

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Tags: bicycles, bikes, biking, cities, cycling, Urban, world's best

    4 Comments

  • Jane Graham says:

    You missed out one of the world’s biggest bicycling cities: Copenhagen. Bike paths, bike-friendly, bike tours, bike culture – and, of course, home to the amazing Christiania wooden cargo bikes.
    http://www.nileguide.com/destination/blog/copenhagen/2010/09/10/copenhagen-takes-care-of-its-bikes/

  • Gina Vasquez says:

    HI. You’ve also missed out on Palma de Mallorca which has made great strides in creating a safe
    city for bicycling. Actually the whole island is a cycling paradise among elite cyclists who come from all over Europe to train. Their colorful jerseys are a common site on the interior and mountain roads from October to May.

  • JW says:

    Portland likes to pride itself on being such a bike popular and friendly city, but in reality it’s the idea of bikes that Portlanders like the most. Instead of biking MOST people just put bike friendly bumper stickers on their Subarus and drive everywhere. It’s an image there, but as much of a reality.

  • Lucy says:

    If only Santiago wasn’t so polluted…After riding my bike I always get a headache and a sore throat due to the contamination in the air…Much to do with the cars but also the geography of the city. It’s in a basin surrounded by mountains

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