Directions Magazine
Hello. Login | Register

Articles

All Articles | Post Comment

Bike Score Rates (and Maps) Bikeability

Bookmark and Share
Monday, May 21st 2012
Comments
Classified Ads:

Summary:

Bike Score is the biking equivalent to Walk Score; it’s a measure of the bikeability of cities. 

The 0-100 score is based on four factors: the availability of bike infrastructure (lanes and trails), the hilliness of the area, destinations and road connectivity, and the number of bike commuters. Each city block gets a score that is then weighted by population density. Several Canadian academics helped create the algorithm. The resulting list of top bikeable cities and detailed maps of them went live last week to help celebrate Bike to Work Week.

The top bikeable cities in the U.S. include:

1. Minneapolis (Bike Score: 79) 

2. Portland (Bike Score: 70) 

3. San Francisco (Bike Score: 70) 

4. Boston (Bike Score: 68)

5. Madison (Bike Score: 67) 

6. Washington, D.C. (Bike Score: 65) 

7. Seattle (Bike Score: 64) 

8. Tucson (Bike Score: 64) 

9. New York (Bike Score: 62) 

10. Chicago (Bike Score: 62)

Bike Score heat maps are available for these cities and Walk Score, which built the maps, is asking readers to vote for the next cities to get Bike Score maps. The maps present the overall heatmap for the Bike Score and includes buttons to view each of the four contributing factors individually. Have a look at the Boston Bike Score map as an example.

- press release (pdf)

Walk Score Blog


Did you enjoy this topic? Check out these Channels:
Government, Location-based Services

Bookmark and Share


Stay Connected

Twitter RSS Facebook LinkedIn Delicious Apple Devices Android Blackberry






Recent Comments

DigitalGlobe Foundation: Fostering the Vision of “Seeing a Better World”

The DigitalGlobe Foundation was established to support university research and the next generation of geospatial technology users through grants of satellite imagery. In this interview, Editor in Chief Joe Francica discusses the mission of the Foundation with its executive director, Mark Brender.

The Search for the Best Geospatial Conference Keynote Speaker
Batty: Another Great State of the Map Conference
GEOINT Takes Center Stage in National Security: A Recap of the GEOINT Symposium 2013*
Small Sats and Commercial Remote Sensing: A conversation with Rob Zitz, Vice President, Leidos
Congressman Ruppersberger: GEO-INT Prepared Remarks
Digital Storytelling Made Easy: StoryMap.js
Nine New Satellite Companies: Which Will Make it?
Exemplar City: A Model for Geospatial, Energy and Cyber Security

DirectionsMag.com

About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Web Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy
© 2014 Directions Media. All Rights Reserved