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Walk Score expands ‘bikeability’ ratings to 25 US cities

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Seattle-based real estate technology developer Walk Score -- widely known as a provider of ratings for addresses based on their "walkability" and ease of commute -- has expanded its Bike Score ratings to 25 U.S. and 11 Canadian cities today. Bike Scores launched in May, providing "bikeability" ratings (a score above 70 out of 100 is considered good) based on bike lanes, road connectivity, hills, and concentration of bikers for any address in 20 large cities, 10 in the U.S. and 10 in Canada, including New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal. As a result of a May 14-31 poll where users voted for the 10 U.S. cities they most wanted to see Bike Scores in next, Walk Score has added (listed in order of most votes) bikeability ratings in: Cincinnati (Bike Score: 37) Austin, Texas (45) Pittsburgh (39) Philadelphia (68) Miami (57) Oakland, Calif. (57) Houston (49) Los Angeles (54) Eugene, Ore. (75) San Diego (...