Bicycle & Transportation News & Nonsense || Ride Boldly! || Ride Boldly!Here's the community list, I really am amazed Chicago does so well.
The League of American Bicyclists ranks Minnesota 5th out of 50 states in the Bicycle-Friendly State Program. Woo. West Virginia? Totally last....
It's not easy to find the top 8, the map kind of hides that. I couldn't identify #6 ...
1. WashingtonThe list of top states is somewhat Democrat leaning, but Wisconsin and Minnesota both can have Republican governors and I think Arizona is largely GOP. On the other hand, the list of bicycle friendly communities is almost entirely Democrat.
2. Wisconsin (ouch)
3. Arizona (wow)
I winced to find Wisconsin in the #2 slot, but I can't deny they've done a fantastic job with their bicycle network. It is really commendable. As a Minnesotan I shouldn't like Wisconsin as much as I do.
If you're looking for places to live in the US, you could do far worse than use the community index.