Philadelphia recently took the top prize from the League of American Bicyclists. Those hipsters zipping along our newly designated bike lanes on fixies are leading the nation in bike commuting, and they're leading the nation by a lot.
Unfortunately the table only considers the nation's ten largest cities. Crunchier cities like Seattle and San Francisco beat us.
But thanks to our flat terrain and more bike lanes than any American city, Philadelphia has made itself the perfect city to bike to work.
We also have a densely packed core and some of the oldest and most compact suburbs in the country, biking through Belmont to the Main Line is a breeze and a comfortable alternative to gridlock.
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