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Bike Friendly Cities

by erin 8. August 2009 07:44

There isnothing like exploring a city on two wheels at your own pace in ahealthy way. Today with dedicated lanes for bicycles, bicycle-friendlylaws and even free rides mean these spots are paradise for peddlers.
Copenhagen, Denmarkcopenhagen

Copenhagen is known as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities inthe world. The fastest and most flexible way of seeing Copenhagen is onbike. Nearly 40 percent of the city locals use bikes everyday. The cityhas been designed to cater for cyclists with separate bicycle lanesalong larger roads. You can also use a free public city-bike, which youcan use for a refundable minor sum of money.
Portland, Oregon

Portland has been supportive of urbanbicycling and has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclistsamong others for its network of paths and other bicycle-friendlyservices. Rated by Bicycling Magazine as the best city in the U.S. forcycling. With a network of streets designed to be predominantly used bybicyclists, you know the best and the healthy way to explore “The Cityof Roses”.


Munich, Germany

Munich has been known for Oktoberfestbut there is one more thing that makes this city a standout. With over200km of bike trails Munich has made its place amongst the bikefriendly cities of the world. Being a bike-friendly city it hasassigned many paths especially along river Isar and even in the citycenter for joint usage by pedestrians and bikers alike.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, the capital of theNetherlands is blessed with impressive architecture, lovely canals,great shopping and friendly people. A pleasant way to cover a lot ofground is to rent a bicycle. The bike friendly cityhas approximately 750,000 people living in it, who own about 600,000bicycles. The city features bike lines, and even small streetsexclusively for bikes and pedestrians.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle Bikes

The Emerald City is a damp green gemwith an abundance of evergreen trees and spectacular views of Cascadeand Olympic Mountains. Cycling through the neighborhoods is a wonderfulway of exploring this city. Nearly all the major roads in Seattle haveproperly maintained bicycle lanes. All Metro buses are equipped tocarry two or three bicycles on racks on the front, at no extra charge.

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