Portland ranks 3rd in 2016 Best Bike Cities list

Seattle ranked in at 5

Portland cyclists want to make roads safer for people on bikes. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Bicycling magazine ranked Portland the third best city for bicycling in its 2016 Best Bike Cities list released on Monday.

Every two years the magazine goes through data from the Census and Department of Transportation on more than 100 U.S. cities to rank the 50 most bike-friendly towns in America. Bicycling looks at everything from miles of bike lanes to the number of cyclist-friendly bars.

Chicago ranked number one, with San Francisco coming in at number two.

When it comes to Portland’s ranking, the magazine touched upon the 7.2% of residents that commute by bike, the opening of the Tilikum Crossing, Biketown’s coming to Portland and the estimated 2017 completion of the 20s Bikeway Project.

Trailing behind Portland in the list was New York City at number 4 and Seattle at number 5. Detroit brought up the rear ranking in at 50.

To view the complete list, click here.

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