Posted on June 07, 2010 6:48 AM
League of American Bicyclists ranks bike-friendliness of states
To coincide with Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists announced their third annual Bicycle Friendly State (BFS) rankings. You can view the state rankings as well as a breakdown of how the states fared in each evaluation category. Illinois ranked 21st in 2010, down from 12th in 2009 and 8th in 2008. What is a bicycle friendly state? A state that promotes cycling through legislation, policies, and programs, and that creates new places to ride, educates motorists and cyclists, and encourages people to bike for Transportation and recreation.