If you are working in any of these bike friendly cities during National Bike Month in May, you may want to pack your bicycle. Each is known for its cycle friendly infrastructure, number of bicycle commuters and places to ride your bike. As an added benefit, we have corporate housing available in each of these cities.
1. Boulder, Colorado
It is no surprise that Colorado features highly in a bicycle friendly city list. With hundreds of miles of trails, the Rocky Mountains, 300 days of sunshine per year and a large cycling population, it was always going to appear in any ‘top cycling cities’ list. There is a decent cycling community, lots of bike shops and the traffic is bicycle aware too.
The city also has the Boulder B-cycle program which allows you to rent a bike if you don’t want to take your own.
2. Portland, Oregon
Portland has done a huge amount of work to create a cycle friendly infrastructure. It has 60 miles of bike paths, 30 miles of low traffic bike streets and almost 250 miles of bike lanes throughout the city. The city also hosts regular bicycling races and events throughout the year. Even without National Bike Month, there is usually something bike friendly going on.
Plus, many of our corporate housing offerings within Portland have bike storage facilities, making traveling with your bike just that little bit easier.
3. San Francisco, California
San Francisco has done everything it can to be bike friendly for over 40 years. The city officials emphasize cycling, the local police actively encourage it and enforce bike-friendly policies and local businesses are as bike friendly as it is possible to be. As long as you don’t mind the hills, it is a fantastic place to ride a bike!
Commuting is relatively painless and once you get outside the city there are miles and miles of trails and roads to explore. We have lots of corporate housing to choose from in San Francisco too.
4. Davis, California
No list of bike friendly cities would be complete without mentioning Davis in California. The first city in the country to introduce bike lanes and a city with more bikes than people. It is a cyclists dream. Cycle a couple miles in any direction and you will pass bicycle repair stations and tire pumps, bike shops and bike racks. Traffic is aware of cyclists too which makes a huge difference.
In a city where 95 percent of roads have cycle lanes, the residents are fitter than average too.
5. Austin, Texas
Another city that always features in any list of bike friendly cities is Austin, Texas. If for no other reason than it has the famous Bike Zoo. Aside from the obvious, the city is also emphasizing bike lanes by creating them with most new streets and implementing them into existing roads wherever possible.
Then there is the weather. You can ride a bike all year round here which has to be a benefit!
If you want to make the most of National Bike Month this May, look for bike storage as an amenity in our corporate housing listings!