Walk Score Team Introduces Bike Score!

The Walk Score folks have launched Bike Score and their first ranking of the Top 10 Most Bikeable U.S. Cities – yes, Seattle’s up there!

How Bike Score Works

Bike Score measures whether a location is good for biking on a scale from 0 – 100.

Bike Score is based on bike infrastructure (lanes and trails), hills, destinations and road connectivity, and the number of bike commuters. Read the detailed Bike Score methodology.

Your city not listed? Vote between now and the end of National Bike Month on May 31, 2012 to get Bike Score added for your city. Vote today for your city to get Bike Score

Also, the Walk Score site now includes most North American cities, so if you’r heading out of town, check your destination’s Walk Score to see if you can get around on foot.

In comments on their website, Matt Lerner, Chief Technology Officer at Walk Score, said “You still have to be brave, fast, and furious to ride in Seattle. We need more separated bike lanes (cycletracks) so beginners feel comfortable riding all over the city. I also think we might need a solar powered bike escalator up Capitol HIll!”

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