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Ranked: Most Bike-Friendly Cities In The World, 2019

world's best cities for cycling

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Amsterdam has been recognized as the most bike-friendly city in the world for 2019, according to a survey by the CEOWORLD magazine. The 2019 rankings placed Copenhagen in second ahead of Vancouver B.C. into third; while Utrecht ranked fourth, and France’s eastern city of Strasbourg fifth. Most of the top ten cities are concentrated in Europe, where countries have a stronger history of bike culture.

When it comes to urban cycling, which cities get it right?

To identify most bike-friendly cities in the world for 2019, CEOWORLD magazine scoured their own troves of data acquired through surveys, the magazine then overlapped that information with data from the U.S. Census, national and global bicycle networks, and numerous international media reports. Discover the best cities around the world to see on two wheels!

For this edition of the ranking, we have evaluated and ranked over 60 cities from around the world using 7 factors including biking infrastructure, bike safety, roadside rentals, bike-share index, friendliness (designated bike lanes), road connectivity, and bicycle culture (the shops, routes, and attributes that make each city a great place to ride). These are the best cycling cities in the world. Did your city make the list?

Magazine placed Oslo in sixth on the list ahead of Bremen, and Antwerp. San Francisco and Helsinki round out the list at nine and ten, respectively. Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Portland, Boulder, and Seattle came out as the top five most bike-friendly cities in the United States.

These are the world's best cities for cycling

RankCityCountryScore
1AmsterdamNetherlands78.2
2CopenhagenDenmark72
3Vancouver, B.C.Canada70.5
4UtrechtNetherlands70.3
5StrasbourgFrance70.1
6OsloNorway69.9
7BremenGermany69.8
8AntwerpBelgium69.8
9San FranciscoUS69.5
10HelsinkiFinland68.3
11BerlinGermany68.2
12TokyoJapan66.9
13BordeauxFrance66.8
14MontrealCanada66.6
15ParisFrance66
16LjubljanaSlovenia65.8
17Rio de JaneiroBrazil65.2
18Buenos AiresArgentina65
19Longueuil, QuebecCanada64.2
20Los AngelesUS64
21BristolUK63.9
22AucklandNew Zealand63.4
23ViennaAustria62.6
24OttawaCanada62.4
25MunsterGermany62.2
26KrakowPoland62.1
27HamburgGermany 62.1
28EdinburghUK61.3
29Toronto, OntarioCanada60.7
30GenevaSwitzerland60.4
31NantesFrance 60
32StuttgartGermany 60
33DortmundGermany 59.1
34Waterloo, OntarioCanada59.1
35PortlandUS59
36Victoria, B.C.Canada58.7
37BarcelonaSpain58.4
38TaipeiTaiwan58.4
39BoulderUS57.9
40Budapest Hungary57.3
41SevilleSpain57
42SingaporeSingapore56.9
43DublinIreland56.9
44BerlinGermany56.7
45SeattleUS56.1
46MelbourneAustralia56
47PuneIndia55.8
48LondonUK55.5
49WinnipegCanada55.4
50BaselSwitzerland55.2
51AthensGreece54.1
52SydneyAustralia53.8
53BangkokThailand53.4
54TrondheimNorway52.7
55UdaipurIndia52.6
56AustinUS52.1
57TbilisiGeorgia 52
58BostonUS51.6
59JohannesburgSouth Africa51.4
60ShanghaiChina51.3

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Anna Papadopoulos

Anna Papadopoulos

Deputy Managing Editor
Anna Papadopoulos is a Deputy Managing Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, covering success, business, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, careers and more. Shea is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase CEOWORLD magazine’s editorial imagination, and fostering knowledge sharing between magazine and readers. She can be reached on email anna-papadopoulos@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.