Top 10 Bicycle-Friendly Cities in the World


10 Berlin

It has a modal share of 13%, which jumps to 20-25% in some neighbourhoods due to the willingness of individuals who have no sub-cultural influences. Citizens are encouraged to bike because of the wide age range, good gender split, and infrastructure. To enhance its position, it will require a more consistent network as well as the appropriate financial commitment.

9 Malmö

According to the Copenhagenize Index, a contemporary city requires financial commitment and innovative communication. They’ve set aside €47 million for the next seven years, and their No Ridiculous Car Trips programme has been a huge success. The GPS-friendly bike lanes are well-marked, and their helmet-promotion efforts are well-balanced.

8 Eindhoven

It has established a solid foundation on which to grow as one of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities. It has demonstrated a strong devotion to the cause. The city has begun various innovative projects, the most notable of which is the Floating Roundabout. It just has to be more inventive, like the other Emerging Bicycle Cities have done.

7 Antwerp

Between the 2006 and 2012 elections, it built 100 kilometres of bicycle infrastructure. It has well-placed stations and saturation, and has done a great job with the bicycle parking facilities at the Central train station.

6 Nantes

It has grown its infrastructure to approximately 400km with €40 million invested between 2009 and 2014 and significant political will. It was the first city to allow bicycles to turn right on red, and its modal share in the metro region was 4.5 percent in 2012, with a share of above 5% in the city proper. It has an excellent bike share system, and cargo bike purchases are subsidised as well.

5 Bordeaux

In the last five years, the cycling situation has improved significantly, owing to investments in bike lanes and cycle tracks, which go hand in hand with the tramway network. It contains 200 kilometres of cycling paths in the city and 400 kilometres overall. It has a 10% modal share in the city itself and a 5% modal share in the adjacent Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux.

4 Seville

Seville boasts a 7% modal share, 80 kilometres of bike infrastructure, and a fantastic bike sharing system. It has undergone a dramatic, quick, and beneficial makeover in less than a decade, and its visionary political will has resulted in a significant increase in bicycle traffic. It’s past time for the bi-directional tracks to be expanded.

3 Utrecht

It’s a terrific city to ride a bicycle about in, with a world-class network of bicycle infrastructure and high levels of utilisation. It offers a good example for all other cities in the globe, notably with its bicycle rush hour situation. Its growing urbanisation necessitates greater measures to encourage bicycle traffic.

2 Copenhagen

It boasts an unrivalled cycling infrastructure network, as well as a number of additional infrastructure projects in the works, such as bicycle-pedestrian bridges over the port, bicycle highways, and so on. However, it is sorely lacking in political leadership.

1 Amsterdam

It performs admirably in each of the index’s categories. Its greatest strength is the abundance of bicycle traffic, which is aided by the city’s ubiquitous 30km/hr zones, which greatly slow down traffic and keep people safe. The city’s infrastructural design might use a bit more consistency.