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Two Pennsylvania Cities Rank in Top 50 for Bikeability

Riding a bike to reach your destination is a great way to improve your overall health and expand your eco-friendly footprint by reducing traffic congestion and offering a pollution-free means of transportation. Since the pandemic, there has been a recent influx of more cyclists on the road. If you are looking for a bicyclist-friendly city, you might want to check out Pittsburgh or Philadelphia.

According to a recent report, these two Pennsylvania cities ranked in the top 50 for bikeability. The report looked at several factors, such as infrastructure and safety, to determine the rankings. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the report and discuss some of the key findings.

What Is Bikeability?

Bikeability can be defined as a suitable, convenient, and safe environment for cycling. A city's bike score is a quantitative measure of bikeability of location, determining whether the location is good for biking. Research has shown the most bike-friendly cities have safe, comfortable, and accessible bike networks.

According to a 2021 report, a bikeability score can be used to determine how bikeable a city is and is based on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Infrastructure.
  • Length of bike lanes.
  • The number of cycling lanes and number of cyclists.
  • Amount of traffic congestion.
  • Access to bike stores and repair shops.
  • Bicycle safety laws.
  • Bicycle safety programs.

Along with this report, the League of American Bicyclists can also help determine a city's bikeability ranking based on several safety factors, such as educational policies on bicycle safety.

Contact Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Luzerne County

Slusser Law Firm has over 170 years of legal experience representing those who have been injured in a bicycle accident. Cyclists have the same legal right to use the roads as drivers of motor vehicles. Unfortunately, many drivers are either unaware of the rules or choose not to follow them.

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