Chicago ‘Top City for Cycling’

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Bicycling magazine awarded the City of Chicago as America’s Best Bike City for 2016 because of its efforts to improve safety for cyclists and invest in bike infrastructure that reaches all corners of the city. The national publication also singled-out the extraordinary growth of Chicago’s Divvy system, which in a little more than three years has become the geographically largest bike share in North America. Chicago seized the title “Best Bike City in America” after being named number two behind New York in 2014. The award was bestowed by the world’s largest cycling magazine at a ceremony along the 606, the popular elevated recreational trail that knits together four neighborhoods and was turned from a longtime dream into reality in partnership with the Emanuel administration. In creating the biennial ranking of America’s 50 Best Bike Cities for 2016, Bicycling Magazine, analyzed data from more than 100 U.S. cities, including the number of bicycle facilities, people per bike share, bicycle-friendly businesses and safety. The full ranking is available in the November/December issue, on newsstands beginning October 11.

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