14 May '12, 1pm

Here comes everybody: List of bicycle-friendly cities soars

Give now in any amount you like , and you could win a PUBLIC bike. (Why are we rhyming in phrases so terse? Grist’s been cursed by verse! ) Living the dream in Copenhagen. (Photo by Mikael Colville Andersen.) Once was that American cities competed to look more like Detroit , with gleaming lanes of highway stretching as far as the eye could see. Any more, it’s a race to imitate Copenhagen, the Danish capital where 36 percent of residents commute to work via bicycle. So it seems, at least, when looking at today’s announcement by the League of American Bicyclists of the latest — and largest — round of official Bicycle Friendly Communities in the U.S. Some of the cities on the list will come as no surprise: Portland, San Francisco, and Chicago are here, as is Missoula, Mont., where 7 percent of residents bike to work, vs. the 0.6 percent national average. But so are cities lik...

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