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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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7. Bogota, Colombia

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted Bogota’s booming bike culture, noting that 214 miles of bike lane are used by 285,000 cyclists every day in Colombia’s capital. Since former mayor Enrique PeƱalosa began advocating sustainable transportation in the late 1990s, bike use among residents of Bogota has increased at least five-fold.

Bogota Bikes

Image: Carlos F. Pardo

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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