WHAT IS
CITY RATINGS?
The PlacesForBikes City Ratings program is a data-driven approach to evaluate, identify and compare the best U.S. cities and towns for bicycling to help city leaders develop strategies for improvement and make biking better for everyone.

Setting a new standard for defining and measuring great places for biking, the City Ratings score is based on two primary factors: Network Analysis and Community Perceptions. Relying on a variety of data sources and community feedback, points are assigned on a scale of 0 to 100, with each factor weighted according to its importance to making biking better.
WHAT DOES
CITY RATINGS DO?

ANALYZES HUNDREDS OF CITIES

Using a variety of data sources, we analyze hundreds of cities worldwide to evaluate and rank the best cities for bikes.

STUDIES WHAT MAKES GREAT CITIES FOR BIKES

From the information we gather from City Ratings, we study the common factors that make a city or town great for biking.

PROVIDES ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS FOR OTHER CITIES

We create a comprehensive list of strategies to educate city leaders and decision makers on how to make their cities better for bikes.
HOW DOES
CITY RATINGS WORK?

Identify areas where it is comfortable to ride a bike.

Locate all the destinations where people can safely travel to by bike.

Gather feedback from residents on how safe it feels to ride a bike.

Compare outcomes to a global standard for connectivity.

Annually score city performance on a 0 to 100 scale.


WHAT FACTORS MAKE UP
CITY RATINGS?
Setting a new standard for defining and measuring great places for biking, the City Ratings score is based on two primary factors: Network Analysis and Community Perceptions. Relying on a variety of data sources and community feedback, points are assigned on a scale of 0 to 100, with each factor weighted according to its importance to making biking better.

PEOPLE

How well you can reach other people by bike.

core services

How well you can reach health care + groceries by bike.

opportunity

How well you can reach employment + education by bike.

retail

How well you can reach retail stores + malls by bike.

recreation

How well you can reach parks + trailheads by bike.

transit

How well you can reach major transit hubs by bike.

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