With the continually growing popularity of biking, Redfin composed a list of the most bikeable downtowns in the country. In order to see which communities offered the best biking commutes for the residents, a Bike Score was calculated based on inventories of bike lanes, hills, destinations, road connectivity and share of local workers’ commutes traveled by bicycle.
Walk Score Blog staffer Amy Musser takes a look at the cities featured of Redfin's list with Center City West, Philadelphia, Penn. coming in first place:
“It’s not uncommon for my home-buying clients to bike from one home to the next during home tours or on a weekend open house outing,” said Che. “For a couple of recent clients, a garage was a must-have, not to park cars, but to store bikes. Buyers today see bike routes and bike storage as an important amenity, more so than previous generations.”