Published January 2020
It’s no coincidence that one of the greenest cities in the United States has a public bike share system well connected with the subway. If you’re close to one of the stations, you can pick up one of the famous Bluebikes for cheap. Across the city and in its surroundings, there are bike paths that offer beautiful views. Make sure to check out the Charles River Bike Path, by the banks of the river.
Exploring this Aztec giant on two wheels is a great option. The city’s 25 bike paths extend for 105 miles [170 km], and there are dozens of bike parking spaces strategically located close to public transport stops. There are bike share systems like Ecobici and, Ciclotón, an event to cover 60 miles [97 km] by bike, with the objective of raising awareness about this means of transportation, is held on the last Sunday of every month.
In this city in central Argentina, 5% of daily commutes are by bike. With 84 miles [135 km] of bike paths, Rosário has Mi Bici Tu Bici, a public system that promotes the use of this means of transportation and runs 24/7, 365 days a year. Free toolboxes are available to riders, who can perform small repairs on the bikes. Known as Puntos Ciclistas, they are scattered across strategic locations in the city.
Approximately 112 miles [180 km] of bike paths make this one of the best cities in Europe to explore on two wheels. With clear maps and exclusive parking areas, Barcelona has Bicing, a public system with over 6,000 regular bikes and 300 electric bikes. To explore the surroundings, the best option is to take the Ronda Verda, a 45-mile [72 km] circuit divided into six paths that cross the main municipalities in the region.
With almost 217 miles [350 km] of bike paths scattered across the city, Santiago seems to be the perfect place to explore on two wheels: it’s flat, it rarely rains there, and the temperatures are mild most of the year.
With 600,000 bike trips per day, the capital has the highest amount of commuters using this modal in Latin America. In addition to its 310 miles [500 km] of bike paths, every street built in the city must include a lane for cyclists. On Sundays and holidays, additional 74 miles [120 km] of roads are closed off to cars for a few hours so that cyclists, skaters, runners, and pedestrians can circulate freely.