It’s a sunny day for bikers in Washington.
Published today in Outside, Washington is named the nation’s bike friendliest state. Washington is one of four western region states proudly representing the League of American Bicyclist’s top 10 bike havens. Oregon and Colorado are among the predictable rankings, but underdog rankings such as Delaware and Illinois among the top ten shows progress in development. According to Outside, between 2000 and 2011, the number of bike commuters in the U.S. has grown 47 percent. Special recognition goes to active advocacy groups, such as the Bicycle Alliance of Washington, and to formidable strongholds in legislation and enforcement, education and encouragement and policies of programs.
Referring to the League’s top 10 signs of success, how does your state compare?