Denver Ranked #4 Top 10 Most Bikeable Downtowns
DENVER – The Mile High City was recognized nationally again, this time for its bikeable downtown. Redfin, a next-generation real estate brokerage site, ranked the Top 10 Most Bikeable Downtowns and Downtown Denver came in at #4 with a Bike Score of 92.6.
According to the report, Denver was recognized for its “…network of enhanced on-street bicycle facilities downtown—such as protected or buffered bike lanes and marked intersections,” to key neighborhoods and business districts throughout the city.
Although Denver doesn’t celebrate its Bike to Work Day until June 22, 2016, as sponsored by the Denver Regional Council of Governments, May is actually National Bike Month with May 16 – 20 celebrated as the National Bike to Work Week.
According to the Redfin report, the Bike Score Methodology included the following.
“Bike Score measures whether a location is good and safe for biking on a scale from 0–100 based on four equally weighted components:
- Bike lanes
- Destinations and road connectivity
- Share of local workers’ commutes traveled by bicycle
To establish the top 10 list, Redfin ranked the Bike Scores of downtown neighborhoods across the country among cities with populations larger than 500,000″
Graphic courtesy of Redfin