Arizona ranked 19th most bike friendly

The League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the eighth annual assessment, Arizona ranked 19th nationally, slipping from 15th last year. Visit bikeleague.org/states to see how all the states ranked and individual states’ report card with more details. Here is a direct link to Arizona’s report card BFS2015_Arizona.pdf
The Bicycle Friendly States ranking is based on a number of key indicators, including infrastructure and funding that provide on-the-ground bicycle facilities; education and encourage programs that promote cycling; and passage and enforcement of bicycle-friendly laws that make it safe and comfortable for people of all ages to ride.

Despite ranking 19th; Arizona has a high percentage of population living in in Bicycle Friendly Communities; see here for more about cities and towns in Arizona that are ranked bicycle friendly.

So what makes a state bicycle friendly? The League of American Bicyclists summed it up here:  Attributes Of A Bicycle Friendly State

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