In its May 2010 issue, Bicycling magazine lists the fifty most bike-friendly cities in the United States. Chicago comes in at number ten. The top nine spots, in order, are Minneapolis, MN; Portland, OR; Boulder, CO; Seattle, WA; Eugene, OR; San Francisco, CA; Madison, WI; New York, NY; and Tucson, AZ.
Chicago, in large part due to Mayor Daley’s own enthusiasm for cycling, stood out among cities for its expanding network of bike lanes, paths, and shared lanes, as well as its bike parking facilities and on-going education and encouragement programs.
This year’s list of Bicycling's Best Cities “proves that great things can happen in short periods of time, even in the largest metropolitan areas," said Loren Mooney, Editor-in-Chief of Bicycling, and “is evidence that a much needed, far reaching pro-bike movement is in full swing, all across the country."