The District is the seventh most-bikeable large city in the country, lagging behind a slew of cities that typically dominate such lists, according to a new ranking from real estate firm Redfin.
Minneapolis topped the list, which only included cities with a population of more than 300,000 people, followed by San Francisco and Portland.
Redfin ranked cities on a 100-point scale, paying equal consideration to a city’s bike lanes, hills, destinations and road connectivity, and the percentage of local workers commuting by bike.
The District earned 69.5 points, up from the 65.3 points it earned in 2013. In 2013, it ranked sixth on the list.
The top 10 large cities on the list are:
- San Francisco
When considering all of the 154 cities in Redfin’s 2015 list — not just cities with a population of more than 300,000 — D.C. ranked 27th in the country. Cambridge, Mass., topped the list, followed by Davis and Berkeley in California.
Friday is Bike to Work Day, and D.C. organizers say about 17,000 area cyclists registered to participate. As many as 4.5 percent of District residents commute to work on bike.