The authors of the rating appreciated the efforts of the city to switch citizens to two-wheeled vehicles.
Helsinki took the 18th place on the list of the twenty best cycling cities in the world, compiled by Wired on the basis of the Copenhagenize Bicycle Friendly Cities Index 2017.
The rating was compiled on the basis of an assessment of 136 cities around the world on fourteen criteria, including the availability of bicycle infrastructure in the city, traffic safety, the share of cyclists, the possibility of renting and other important indicators.
Among the achievements of the Finnish capital, the authors of the rating noted the Baan path on the former railway tracks and the intention to increase the share of cyclists among the townspeople to 15%.
In general, the Nordic countries were very convenient for those who prefer bicycle as daily transport or just like it as sport or hobby. So, "gold" in the honorary rating went to Copenhagen, which has invested in cycling paths and other infrastructure $ 150 million over the past ten years, and "silver" went to the Dutch city Utrecht. Honorable third place was taken by Amsterdam. The list also includes Swedish and Norwegian cities.