Friday, May 08, 2009

Florida flops in bicycle-friendliness

In the second year in a row when Florida observed a statewide bicycle month, and with Miami making huge strides to improve the city's bike-accessibility, the League of American Bicyclists ranked our state 32nd out of 50 for bicycle friendliness. Worse, that's down from 20th in 2008.

I don't know how they figured this out, but the recent report about the high numbers of injuries in car-bicycle crashes is bound to have had something to do with it. Our work is indeed cut out for us.

The top five states, in order, were Washington, Wisconsin, Maine, Oregon and Minnesota. Full rankings and more at the League website.

1 comment:

Angel said...

I am not surprised by this low ranking. Florida needs better infrastructure/bike paths/cycling education including PSAs.