City Titles That Are Up For Grabs

As cities across the country compete to see who will win the title of 'Most Bicycle-Friendly', Emily Badger looks at what other titles may be worth pursuing.

The competition to become America's "Most Bicycle-Friendly City" appears to be fierce, with Chicago, Long Beach, Portland, Minneapolis, Boston, New Orleans, and many others having entered the competition. Badger identifies ten other titles for which cities might find less competition.

These include: Most Aging Baby-Boomer Friendly City, Most Transparent City, Most Edible City, and America's Best Prepared City for Climate Change, for which "Obviously, the people in this city would first need to admit that climate change exists. Then they would invest actual resources and planning to make sure vulnerable infrastructure and local communities can withstand oddball weather, rising sea levels and strange migrating insects."

Full Story: Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'


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