Coming this fall: the real version.
In fall 2017, we'll publish the first PlacesForBikes city ratings: a data-driven system identifying the best U.S. cities for bicycling and rewarding those that are improving the fastest.
Want your town on the all-star list? The ratings will be based in part on your input.
Everyone can participate regardless of where, how or why they ride. It asks questions such as how safe biking feels, whether it’s getting better, and where are your favorite places to ride. Click on the link above to take the 10 minute survey and share this link with family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. The more responses we get by April 15, the better picture we'll have of local biking.
For a chance to win a $1500 Trek bike and other prizes, you can provide your name and email. [Official sweepstakes rules.] Or you can participate anonymously.
To get the full picture of bicycling in your community, we are also gathering data on your city’s bike network and recent progress. Please forward this link to your city leaders and ask them to complete the City Snapshot. The deadline for completed City Snapshots is also April 15, 2017. One staff person from each city or town should fill out the City Snapshot.
The five-star ratings are based on several pieces of data, including Community Surveys and available data on safety and bike riding. The PlacesForBikes ratings evaluate how good biking is today, an acceleration factor of progress being made, and a piece we call reach, which looks at how well the entire community is being served by biking.