If you’ve ever been to the city of Decatur, you know that it’s one of the only Atlanta neighborhoods that’s covered in bike lanes, physical barriers between bikers and the road, and of course, cyclists in packs on the weekend!
Recently, Redfin, a Seattle-based real estate brokerage, rounded up a list of the most bikeable cities in each state, including Georgia! Using Walk Score (a Redfin company) which, “helps people find walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly places to live, rating areas on a scale from 0-100.”
What were the GA stats like?
Decatur scored a 69 out of 100 for bikeability! Redfin reported, “The city is home to several cyclist-friendly neighborhoods, like Oakhurst and Winnona Park. These areas contain bike lanes and plenty of attractions accessible by bike. Decatur also hosts the annual Decatur Bikes Festival, a popular event among the local cycling community.”
How did they determine these stats?
Walk Score says, “To calculate a Bike Score for a city, Walk Score measures a location’s bikeability using four equally weighted components: Bike lanes; hills; destinations and road connectivity; and bike commuting and mode share. Points are awarded based on importance and are weighted based on total amounts. Bike Score does not take into account access to restaurants, grocery stores, parks, or other amenities. Bike Score uses data from OpenStreetMap, USGS, and the Census Bureau.”
This means that Decatur has a natural terrain that’s conducive to biking, but also infrastructure built to ensure the safety of bikers throughout the city!
If you want to check out the other bikeable cities in Georgia, you can see the full list at Walk Score’s roundup, here!
If you’re looking for a bikeable city in Georgia, you’ve definitely gotta check out Decatur, GA! Get your bike on, Atlanta!