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What Makes a State Bicycle Friendly?

California is known for rolling hills, sandy beaches and beautiful weather, and it is a given that cycling in such a perfect environment would be a pleasant experience. However, infrastructure, traffic safety laws and other aspects can play an important role in determining what makes a state “bicycle friendly”. The League of American Bicyclists has ranked California the eighth most bicycle friendly state for cyclists. Which states came ahead of California? The state of Washington, followed by Minnesota, Delaware, Massachusetts and Utah. Rankings are based on several criteria, such as: Texting and driving bans Cycling safety advocacy Cycling infrastructure Legal protections for cyclists By looking at what the top states did right and what the bottoms ones did wrong, our readers should get a better understanding of what it takes to be a top cycling state. In Washington, there is a high level of state funding for cycling infrastructure, safety…
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