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The 15 Most Bike Friendly Cities in the World

With gas prices continuing to rise and global warming not going away, many commuters and city dwellers are turning to bicycles for their main form of transportation. In fact, bikes are becoming so popular that many cities have even enacted incentives to encourage people to bike to work and have passed legislation for increased bike lanes and much more. Given America’s lack of enthusiasm for outdoor exercise, it is not surprising that most of the bike friendly cities are outside the US. However, cities like Denver, Portland and San Francisco are leading the charge for America to be more of a bike friendly nation.

1. Beijing (China)

Although it may be curious on paper, Beijing must be included on this list if for no other reason than it is home to what is arguably the largest collection of bike riders in the world.

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