If you’re a two-wheel junkie, it may be time to pedal on over to Washington. For the ninth straight time, it’s been crowned the friendliest state for cyclists, according to the League of American Bicyclists.
Since 2008, the advocacy group has evaluated each state’s overall bicycle friendliness based on factors like survey responses from every Department of Transportation, local bike safety laws and infrastructure, funding, and education programs. This is the first ranking the organization has done since 2015.
Topping the list behind Washington: Minnesota, California, and Massachusetts in that order. At the bottom of the list is North Dakota in 48th, Hawaii in 49th, and Nebraska in 50th.
In addition to the overall rankings, the League released detailed report cards for each state, hoping the information will drive local governments to pass funding, safety, and infrastructure projects geared toward safer and more accessible biking.
Washington, according to it’s own report card, continues to come out on top because of a funding package that allots $20 million per year to biking and walking projects.
Nebraska, on the other hand, has the lowest score for infrastructure and funding in the country and no statewide bike plan, two major factors in the last place ranking.
See the complete ranking below, and click here to go deeper inside your state’s report card: