World’s Best Cities for Cycling

Around the World — By NileGuide Staff on August 16, 2012 at 9:55 am
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8. Santiago, Chile

Santiago is another South American city that frequently receives kudos from cycling advocates for its commitment to creating safe, sustainable transportation options. By the end of this year, the Chilean capital is expected to have almost 430 miles of bike paths and lanes.

Santiago Bikes

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    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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