Chicago: The 10th Best Biking City In America, According to Bike Score
Posted on May 16, 2012 by Be Chicagood
Walk Score is a pretty well respected site that measures how walk-able a city. It’s simply a software algorithm that judges how walkable an address, neighborhood, or city is based on various data.
Walk Score recently launched a new service called Bike Score which examines how friendly biking is in the cities across America. Chicago managed to crack the top ten with the same score as NYC.
If you look at all the cities ahead of Chicago and NYC, they are all quite smaller. This gives Chicago a disadvantage from the start. Generally the downtown areas are a hot commute zone with the most bike lanes and best overall biking experiences. With these smaller cities, the downtown area is closer and easier to reach throughout the city on bike than Chicago.
What you think? Chicago got a well deserved 10th? Or should it move up higher/ lower?