3. Denver, CO
- Bike score: 73
- Cyclist fatalities: 3
- Bike-ability score: 61.6
When it comes to the best bike-friendly cities in America, Denver takes the 3rd spot. The Mile High City is working to create a convenient, reliable, and safe bike city that folks can take advantage of as a healthier, affordable alternative to driving.
The city is implementing neighborhood bikeways and protected bike lanes, putting safety as a top priority. Despite its proximity to some of the best skiing in the country, Denver is located on a plateau and is one of the flattest cities in the US. But with those nearby mountains, the city still attracts lots of outdoor enthusiasts, making its residents among the fittest in America.
When you combine that level of fitness with that flatness, you’re going to have plenty of folks choosing bikes as their main mode of transportation — and a city designed for biking.