Philly Named Fourth-Best Bicycling City in America
Don’t tell Stu Bykofsky, but the folks at Walk Score have named Philly the fourth-most bikable city in America.
The city ranked behind Portland—damn those hipsters!—San Francisco, and Denver, with Philly garnering a total “bike score” of 68.4—”bikeable,” according to the site’s rankings, but just short of “very bikeable.” In other words: We’re the fourth-best biking city in the country, but we’re not that great. The score combines several factors: The number of bike lanes, the hilliness of the terrain, the number of other bikers on the street, and the number of destinations that are easy to ride to.
Here’s Walk Score’s heat map of the Philly region’s bike lanes: