Swapping your car for a bike (whether every day or just every now and then) does both the environment and your body a favour. But as we all know, a good deal of America was built around the automobile—which can make biking and walking to get around inconvenient at best and unsafe at worst. Luckily, we live in a time when people are beginning to challenge the dominant car culture—and our cities are taking note! We may not have the stellar bike culture of places like Denmark and The Netherlands yet, but better bike paths, city bike-sharing programs and other improvements and innovations are paving the way for a much more bike-friendly U.S.A. Here’s a look at 6 American cities, and what they’re doing to encourage cycling.
Check out the 6 bike-friendly cities: