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Survey Rates Santa Monica as Bikeable

Rating announced to coincide with Bike Week in the Southland.

Just in time for Bicycle Week L.A., a national survey of America's most bikeable cities has been released by Bike Score, and Santa Monica is graded 86 out of 100. With that rating, Santa Monica ranks as very bikeable. Bike Week L.A. encourages Angelenos to self-propel with activities organized by Metro and other transit organizations. Bike Score is an expanded service of the Walk Score website with rates the walkability of addresses around the United States. It quantifies what makes one place less car-dependent than another. The site also offers Transit Score to rate mass transit access. The site was developed at the University of British Columbia under a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, to measure the bike-friendliness of a city by considering these factors: Bike Score provides a 0-100 rating of the bikeability of a location based on the availability of bike infrastructure (lanes and trails), the hilliness of the area, amenities and road connectivity, and the number of bike commuters.

The Bike Score for a city is then calculated by applying the Bike Score algorithm block-by-block throughout the city and weighting the scores by population density. Cities with scores of 70 or higher are considered to be very bikeable, cities with scores between 50 and 69 are bikeable, and cities with scores below 50 are somewhat bikeable. Bike Score : City Ranking   City Name State Bike Score Population   Cambridge MA 91.5 105,162   Davis CA 89.4 65,622   Berkeley CA 87.7 112,580   Boulder CO 86.4 97,385   Santa Monica CA 86 89,736   Minneapolis MN 78.5 382,578   Fort Collins CO 78.3 143,986   Iowa City IA 77.1 67,862   Hoboken NJ 76.4 50,005   Ann Arbor MI 76.3 113,934   Eugene OR 74.9 156,185   Tempe AZ 74.8 161,719   Pasadena CA 71.4 137,122   Portland OR 70.3 583,776   San Francisco CA 70.0 805,235   State College PA 69.7 42,034   Arlington VA 69.6 207,627   Denver CO 69.5 600,158   Missoula MT 68.5 66,788   Philadelphia PA 68.4 1,526,006   Sacramento CA 68.3 466,488   Salt Lake City UT 68.3 186,440   Boston MA 67.8 617,594   Madison WI 66.7 233,209   Irvine CA 66.6 212,375   Washington D.C. DC 65.3 601,723   Salem OR 65.0 154,637   Seattle WA 64.1 608,660   Tucson AZ 64.1 520,116   Bend OR 63.7 76,639   St. Paul MN 62.9 285,068   Cupertino CA 62.7 58,302   Northampton MA 62.6 28,549   Wilmington DE 62.3 70,851   New York NY 62.3 8,175,133   Portland ME 62.2 66,194   Lincoln NE 62.0 258,379   Long Beach CA 61.9 462,257   Chicago IL 61.5 2,695,598   Albuquerque NM 61.0 545,852   Boise City ID 60.8 205,671   Hartford CT 60.5 124,775   Fremont CA 60.4 214,089   Napa CA 60.4 76,915   New Orleans LA 59.7 343,829   Aurora CO 58.3 325,078   Oakland CA 57.1 390,724   Rochester NY 57.1 210,565   Santa Ana CA 56.9 324,528   Bellingham WA 56.7 80,885   Miami FL 56.5 399,457   San Jose CA 56.1 945,942   St. Petersburg FL 55.4 244,769   Mesa AZ 55.0 439,041   Modesto CA 54.8 201,165   St. Louis MO 54.6 319,294   Plano TX 54.2 259,841   Los Angeles CA 54.0 3,792,621   Paradise NV 53.1 223,167   Greenbelt MD 53.1 23,068   Buffalo NY 52.5 261,310   Orlando FL 52.1 238,300   Phoenix AZ 51.9 1,445,632   Lansing MI 51.8 114,297   Las Vegas NV 51.8 583,756   Tampa FL 51.0 335,709   Cleveland OH 50.5 396,815   Grand Rapids MI 50.1 188,040   Anaheim CA 49.9 336,265   Chula Vista CA 49.6 243,916   Sparks NV 49.5 90,264   Riverside CA 49.4 303,871   Henderson NV 49.3 257,729   Columbia MO 49.0 108,500   Houston TX 48.8 2,099,451   Poughkeepsie NY 48.5 32,736   Reno NV 48.2 225,221   Savannah GA 48.2 136,286   San Diego CA 47.8 1,307,402   Alexandria VA 47.6 139,966   Billings MT 47.5 104,170   Green Bay WI 47.4 104,057   Baton Rouge LA 46.4 229,493   Colorado Springs CO 46.0 416,427   Sioux Falls SD 46.0 153,888   Virginia Beach VA 45.8 437,994   Columbus OH 45.7 787,033   Dayton OH 45.5 141,527   Fresno CA 45.3 494,665   Austin TX 45.1 790,390   Honolulu HI 44.8 337,256   Bellevue WA 44.0 122,363   Lakeland FL 43.5 97,422   Tulsa OK 43.3 391,906   Wichita KS 43.2 382,368   Atlanta GA 42.7 420,003   Lexington-Fayette KY 42.4 295,803   Springfield IL 42.1 116,250   Fort Wayne IN 42.0 253,691   Louisville-Jefferson KY 41.8 597,337   North Las Vegas NV 41.5 216,961   Dallas TX 41.4 1,197,816   Omaha NE 41.1 408,958   Arlington TX 40.7 365,438   Indianapolis IN 40.6 820,445   Kansas City MO 40.3 459,787   San Antonio TX 40.1 1,327,407   Greensboro NC 39.8 269,666   Memphis TN 39.4 646,889   Oklahoma City OK 39.3 579,999   Durham NC 39.1 228,330   Raleigh NC 38.8 403,892   Garland TX 38.7 226,876   Pittsburgh PA 38.5 305,704   Fort Worth TX 38.5 741,206   Tyler TX 37.5 96,900   Cincinnati OH 36.6 296,943   Charlotte NC 35.2 731,424   Winston-Salem NC 34.4 229,617   Chattanooga TN 31.8 167,674   Nashville-Davidson TN 31.5 601,222   Birmingham AL 28.8 212,237 A separate study by League of American Bicyclists, ranks the state of California as 19th in friendliness toward bicycles.

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