Getting around on a bicycle is one of the best ways to explore a new city. It’s fun, keeps you active, and is great for the environment. It is no secret that the Netherlands is the capital of bikes, but there are other bike-friendly cities around the world that accommodate this mode of transportation. Here are four of them.
62 percent of Copenhagen’s inhabitants use bikes daily to get to school or work. The city has put a lot of effort into making all this cycling possible: there are 242 miles of designated bike lanes and plenty of amenities like air pumps and timed traffic lights, so you can bike around without worry.
Europe boasts quite a few cities famous for being bike-friendly, but Montreal, Canada doesn’t fall short of any of them. You’ll find incredible 370 miles of bike paths. The city also holds an annual bike festival, where cyclists of all levels can tour and explore Montreal’s beauty.
Around 14% of Tokyo’s 14 million residents use their bikes for everything from shopping trips to work and school commutes. There are plenty of bike paths and bike-sharing programs available, and you might even catch a glimpse of locals riding the Mamachari utility bike that can cart just about anything.
Home to the world’s most famous bike race, Le Tour de France, we couldn’t leave Strasbourg out of the list. It is also one of the most gorgeous cities in Europe. The designated cycling paths, including 360 streets with two-way lanes for bikes, will allow you to take in all its charm.