PlacesForBikes is a data-driven approach to identifying the best U.S. towns for bicycling and rewarding those that are improving the fastest.
The ratings are based on five factors: Ridership, Safety, Network, Reach and Acceleration and includes publicly available data from government sources and new data gathered from our Community Survey, City Snapshots, and Bicycle Network Analysis tool (BNA). The first round of city ratings will be released in spring 2018.
The Community Survey takes 10-minutes and asks questions such as how safe biking feels, whether it’s getting better, and about favorite places to ride in your hometown.
The Community Survey is open now through December 8, 2017.
The City Snapshot gathers data on a city’s existing bike network and planned improvements to provide a full picture of bicycling in the community. Cities and towns that complete Snapshots by January 19th, 2018 will receive a free bicycle network analysis. Here’s a PDF preview of the PlacesForBikes City Snapshot.
The City Snapshot is open now through January 19, 2018.