Organization names Pittsburgh 20th most bike-friendly city in U.S.

A Colorado-based bicycle advocacy organization has ranked Pittsburgh as its 20th most bike-friendly city in the U.S.

The PeopleForBikes Foundation’s latest ranking is 150 spots higher than the one it gave the city in 2019, when Pittsburgh landed No. 170 on the group’s city ratings system.

Pittsburgh earned three stars out of five overall in bike friendliness. PeopleForBikes compiles the overall score through 184 calculations using data such as community surveys and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System.

PeopleForBikes also uses five “indicators” of a bike-friendly city to build the final overall ranking: ridership, safety, network (how well places in the city are connected), reach, (how well the network equally serves people), and acceleration, (how quickly a city is adapting and encouraging bike infrastructure). These indicators also are scored out of five stars.