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Top 10 Cycling Friendly Cities 2017

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Published on Aug 3, 2017

It's not the first time that we've looked into the best cities in the world for cyclists, but with an update to the Copenhagenize Index, there are some exciting changes to the rankings. Does your city feature amongst the very best?

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Cities like Amsterdam have long been known as extraordinarily cyclist friendly, with cycling engrained as part of everyday life for many. In order to encourage more people to use this mode of transport in urban areas, there's been a huge improvement in cycling infrastructure in cities across the world.

The Copenhagenize Index looks into a number of measures to judge how safe and encouraging each urban area is for cyclists, even including the use of cargo bikes! 136 cities worldwide are now analysed, and we bring you the results here. Some might surprise you!

What about cycling in your town or city? Tell us why your local area deserve a mention in the comments here 👇

Check out the Copenhagenize Index in full here: http://copenhagenize.eu/index/index.html

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Photo Attributions:

BERLIN
Footage © VisitBerlin

LJUBLJANA
New bike path in Tivoli Park - © City of Ljubljana [https://flic.kr/p/pMJnf8] + [https://flic.kr/p/pN3ixJ] CC BY 2.0
BICIKE(LJ) by Amanda Slater via Flickr Creative Commons [https://flic.kr/p/FvwZjL] CC BY-SA 2.0
By Husond - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index...
© Copenhagenize Design Company

AMSTERDAM
Wildeman Media
Marie-Charlotte Pezé
Edwin van Eis
Alphons Nieuwenhuis
Koen Smilde Photography

MALMÖ
Werner Nystrand
Fredrik Johansson elvanfoto.se
Apelöga

BORDEAUX
©Remy Martineau, Ludovic Maisant, Vincent Bengold, Sophie Duboscq/Bordeaux Tourisme

TOKYO
Tokyo cycling by Ikusuki via Flickr Creative Commons [https://flic.kr/p/fHxeTg] CC BY 2.0
Cycling by Kouki Kuriyama via Flickr Creative Commons [https://flic.kr/p/Fvufi3] CC BY-ND 2.0
Cycling in Tokyo by Ikusuki via Flickr Creative Commons [https://flic.kr/p/fMFV6B] CC BY 2.0
Waiting for the green light by Azlan DuPree via Flickr Creative Commons [https://flic.kr/p/8rXRTF] CC BY 2.0
Imperial Palace, Tokyo by John Gillespie via Flickr Creative Commons [https://flic.kr/p/cqDQqC] CC BY-SA 2.0
Various Photos by Hiroki ONO via Flickr Creative Commons CC BY-ND 2.0. Link to his album here: [https://flic.kr/s/aHsjqUmBjn]

UTRECHT
© Wouter Jansen, Anne Hamers/Utrecht Marketing

By Peter Borst (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...)], via Wikimedia Commons

STRASBOURG
Video ©Eurometropole de Strasbourg

COPENHAGEN
Copenhagen Footage courtesy Wonderful Copenhagen / Copenhagen Media Centre

ANTWERP
Photos © City of Antwerp

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