With a conscious effort to increase bike use in the city, Boston is becoming a great spot for cyclists. The city has over 50 miles of bike paths, thousands of bike-only parking areas, the support and encouragement of city programs and plans for expansion are still underway. For a city known for its often confusing roadways and frustrating driving situations, an increase in cycling population could mean improvements for commuters of all kinds.
What seems rather puzzling that cycling would be so common in these areas is that aside from Barcelona, which has a Mediterranean climate of warm summers and mild winters, and San Fransisco, which is rainy for half the year and usually quite dry in the summer, these cities are not known for having consistently good weather. Yet the benefits of biking seem to outweigh any weather downsides. While poor weather conditions will certainly deter part of the cycling population on bad days, this mode of transportation still thrives despite the climate.
Photo courtesy of weeklydig / Flickr
More from AccuWeather:
8 Ideal Bike Tours for Food Lovers
E-Bikes Make History as Alternative Transport, Displacing Millions of Tailpipes
America’s Worst Drivers
Don’t Shy Away from Exercising in the Cold