WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) – The League of American Bicyclists released its 2013 ranking of Bicycle Friendly States on Wednesday, coinciding with the kickoff of National Bike Month.
Washington continues to lead the list as the No. 1 state, but Illinois and Arizona made it into the top 10 in 2013, and Delaware moved from the 10th spot to the fifth spot. Colorado moved from fourth to second on the list; Oregon moved from fifth to third.
“We are encouraged to see significant progress in top states like Washington, Delaware, Colorado and Oregon,” said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. “But as the scores clearly highlight, there’s much work to be done in critical areas like infrastructure and planning in every state.”
The top 10 bike-friendly states are, in order from first to 10th: Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Minnesota, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Illinois and Arizona.
The League annually ranks all 50 states for bicycle friendliness based on a questionnaire answered by each state’s bicycle coordinator. States that continue to promote bicycling and improve conditions can expect to improve their scores.
For the full list, go to the League's website.