League of American Bicyclists move Colorado from 22nd to 4th Place!
Colorado ranked 4th this year, joining the top states for the first time since the rankings began in 2008. Colorado climbed from 22th place to where we sit now in just a few short years! The rankings are based on a number of key indicators, including infrastructure and funding that provide on-the-ground bicycle facilities; education and encouragement programs that promote cycling; and passage and enforcement of bicycle-friendly laws that make it safe and comfortable for people of all ages to ride.
The League's release stated, “Colorado exemplifies many of the qualities the League looks for in a bicycle friendly state, including a bicycle commuter mode share that’s more than double the national average, a bike-friendly department of transportation, and a top-notch statewide advocacy group.”
Bicycle Colorado and our members are honored to be highlighted as a factor in making Colorado a great place to ride! Praise also extends to the Colorado Department of Transportation and our Colorado Legislature for actions that have resulted in improved bicycling.