Copenhagenize Design Co., an urban design consultancy based in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Brussels and Zurich that advises cities on urban planning in order to make them more hospitable, just released its 2015 Copenhagenize Index for Bike-friendly Cities. Not surprisingly Copenhagen ranked first in the rankings. What is surprising is that Minneapolis made the list. You know, freezing, sub-artic, Minneapolis

2015 Copenhagenize Index for Bike-friendly Cities, via Fast Company.. Image 1.2015 Copenhagenize Index for Bike-friendly Cities, via Fast Company.

The last time a U.S. city made the list was New York City in 2011. 

Bike friendly city rankings  from the last three years, via Copenhagenize.. Image 2.Bike friendly city rankings from the last three years, via Copenhagenize.

The index based its findings on 13 different criteria for each city, ranging from infrastructure (bike lanes and bike share programs), the percentage of commuters who use bikes, in addition to the political and cultural climate for cyclists. 

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