The World's Most Bike-Friendly Cities

Biking is no doubt is a great way to stay active, many research shows the economic, social, environmental and health benefits of cycling. According to a study the society enjoys a net profit of 23 cents for every kilometer cycled and the society suffers a net loss of 16 cents for every kilometer driven by car.

Copenhagen, Denmark:

The beautiful city of Denmark is often considered the most bike friendly city in the world. Children are taught to ride bicycle before they are old enough to go to school almost half of all Copenhageners commute to work by bike and the city now has a Cycle Super Highway which connects the city to the town of Albertslund with plenty of facilities along the way, like safer intersection, air pumps and traffic lights timed to average cycling speed to minimize stopping.

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

You can't explore Amsterdam without taking a spin on bicycle. The flat streets of Amsterdam are often filled with bicycle; locals use them to go to work, drop children at school and cart around groceries. There are over 800,000 bicycles in the city and there are plenty of places where tourist can rent it.

Portland, Oregon:

To help citizens safely get around on two wheels, the Portland Bureau of transportation is making improvements. The public bike rental system of Portland is one of the greenest in the world. It offers other facilities too, including bike riding classes, bike lockers and etiquette guides.

Montreal, Canada:

The beautiful city of Canada has an impressive 600 kilometres of bike paths. Each year Montreal hosts a bike festival, welcoming bikers of all ages to take a tour around the town.

Boulder, Colorado:

Cycling is a popular way to get around in Boulder, its 300 miles of bikeways include on street bike lanes, designated bike routes, contra-flow bike lanes, multi-use paths and soft surface paths. The city also has a bike registration program to help protect bicycles from theft.

Tokyo, Japan:

About 14% of all commuters in the city are bicycle riders; it's impressive considering how large and dense the city is. Bike riders can enjoy lots of bike paths and cycling tours. Japan is well-known for making wonderfully constructed bicycles.

Strasbourg, France:

The city of France, Strasbourg is a great place to bike, almost 8% of Strasbourg population rides a bicycle, but the city is working hard to get the number up.

Paris, France:

Since the introduction of the bike sharing program in 2007, bikeways have begun to pop up all over the Paris. The flat roads, slow traffic and conscientious drivers, Paris is a great place to ride a bike.

Berlin, Germany:

The 900 kilometres of cycling paths make it easy to get around without worrying about the traffic.

These beautiful bike-friendly cities definitely deserves a visit.

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