The folks who brought you Walk Score, an online tool that ranks neighborhoods based on whether you can get anywhere on foot, are expanding to appeal to the biking crowd. This tool is a little more limited (only 10 cities have been scored) but it’s also more in-depth: Walk Score will assume you can stroll to the grocery store down the shoulder of a four-lane road, but Bike Score also covers bike path availability, terrain, and how many people will be joining you on your two-wheeled commute.
This video is probably what Ralph Steadman sees when he takes half a tab of acid and looks at a map of Budapest, but it’s also a data visualization of the city’s bike usage during a 24-hour period. The size, location, and direction of the bubbles reflect how many people are on bikes at a given time, and where they’re going.
More cities are making way for cyclists, according to the League of American Bicyclists. But we still have a long, long road ahead.
Why don’t Americans ride like the rest of the world? We don’t understand what other countries do: Biking isn’t just good for you, it’s fun, easy, and good for your love life.
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