Alabama the beautiful…and hostile.
Oops, we did it again! Alabama has ranked #50 out of 50 in League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly State Rankings. We were beat by Alaska, where it is icy and freaking cold.
This is discouraging, but also tells me that we are needed and we must be louder! I am working on a Birmingham Bike Summit for 2010 and this will certainly help move that along. Oh Alabama, why are you only top ranked for football and obesity?
1. Washington – Silver*
2. Wisconsin – Silver*
5. Minnesota – Bronze*
I was surprised that Oregon was only #4…hello Portland?!
46. New Mexico
only 1 deep south state down here; a nice surprise.
Other major movers were Mississippi (+23), Georgia (+18), Florida (-12) and South Carolina (-11). I plan to dig deeper on Mississippi’s success.
Full results here.
were you surprised by where your state came in?