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 of 2018.
Click the red button below to get started on the Community Survey.
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 October 2, 2017 – 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. Learn more about the network connectivity tool on our FAQ page.
The City Snapshot is open October 2, 2017- January 19, 2018.
For questions about the PlacesForBikes City Ratings, visit our FAQ page or contact us at [email protected]