Chicago named nation's top bicycling city

Bicycling magazine ranks the top 50 best cities for bike safety, sharing programs and city infrastructure
  • Bicycling Magazine recently released its list of the top 50 best bicycling cities in the nation based on biking infrastructure and bike-share programs.
  • Chicago ranks as the best city for biking, with 100 newly added buffered and protected bike lanes since the re-election of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
  • The list is based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Transportation on more than 100 cities and opinions from various national bicycling groups.

In big cities throughout the nation, locals are trading in their four wheels for bicycles in droves. Buses and trains offer alternative transportation options, but cycling has a whole different appeal — it is low cost, calorie-burning and an easy excuse to spend time outdoors.