Portland Ranked #1 Most Bike-Friendly City in U.S.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Portland is the number one most bike-friendly city in the U.S., according to a study by BetterDoctor.com
. The study ranked 52 American cities based on the percentage of commuters that bike to work, the number of bicycle-related fatalities in each city, and the amount of state funding allocated to biking infrastructure.
Of Portland's total daily commuters, 6.14 percent go by bike, and there are 1.1 fatatlities for every 10,000 people in a year. Federal transportation funds for bike and pedestrian projects in Portland equal $8.35 per capita.
With an overall score of 87.59, Portland beat out Washington D.C. at the number two spot with a score of 84.31, and Minneapolis at number three with a score of 77.08. Overall, the West Coast is the best coast for bike-friendliness with four out of the top 10 cities belonging to Oregon and California: Portland, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Portland's other West Coast neighbor, Seattle, ranked at number 11.
Among the least bike-friendly states in the U.S. are Fort Worth, TX. Detroit, MI, Freson, CA, and Phoenix, AZ.
The study used data from the U.S. Census 2013 American Community Survey, the Alliance for Biking and Walking, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Check out these 17 businesses for bike rentals and tours, that allow you to enjoy the Portland bike scene without owning a bike:
Bike rentals and guided tours, including a pub and Columbia River Gorge ride
Bike Rentals: $35-$60 a day
133 SW 2nd Ave
Peer-to-peer bike sharing
Search online or with an app for avaiable bikes of all sizes and prices to loan from local bike owners
Bike owners list their own rental prices, anything above $1
Bike rentals and valet partner with OHSU at the Portland Aerial Tram
$40 a day, $20 a day for OSHU employees
SW Moody and Gibbs
A wide range of city, cruiser, road, mountain, tandem, child, and hybrid bike rentals
10 SW Ash Street #100
Brompton folding bike rentals, with optional child seats and mandatory bells
$30-$45 a day
900 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Photo credit: Number 10 on Flickr
Bike rental for PSU students and visitors, and a bike sharing program
$35 a day
1818 SW 6th Ave
Specialty bike rentals, including tandems, quad sports, choppers, slingshots, and surreys.
$20-$45 a day
1020 SW Naito Parkway
Off-road bike rentals
$60-$75 a day
1510 NE 37th Avenue
8-speed, 1-speed, and racing bike rentals.
$35-$50 a day
8524 SE 17th Ave
Bike rentals with locations in Downtown, Hollywood, Woodstock, Lack Oswego, Beaverton, and Clackamas
$75-$85 a day
1001 SW Salmon
Vintage, road commuter and touring bike rentals
$25-$30 a day
305 NE Wygant
Road and mountain bike rentals
2714 NW Thurman
Road and cruiser bike rentals
$40-$50 a day
7639 SE Milwaukie
Single speed, road, and electric bike rentals, was well as number of city tours
Bike Rentals: $30-$70 a day
Tours: Start at $40
117 NW 2nd Ave
Road bike rentals
$60 a day
2671 NW Vaughn
High-end road bike rentals
$40-$60 a day
3202 SE Hawthorne
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