“More than eight in 10 neighborhoods across the United States fall into the two least bikeable categories. And more than half of them — 3500 plus — are concentrated in very bottom category. Conversely, just 3.2 percent of the neighborhoods make the top-ranked category, Biker’s Paradise, while another 14.6 percent can be considered Very Bikeable.”
In honor of Bike to Work Day, Richard Florida takes a look at America’s most bike friendly cities and neighborhoods using Walk Score’s bikeability rankings.
Bike commuting may be on the rise in the United States, but the country is still far from being a Biker’s paradise.
Yay, Sacramento! (I quite miss riding my bike around town… well… I just really miss Sacramento)
I can’t find a single inaccuracy on this.
I’m from Maine and I live 30 minutes from the Canadian border and this is 100000% accurate
Temperature extremes in March 2012 and March 2013. From Climate Central.
Map of ‘What New Yorkers complain about’ [779x558]
England to other people.
omg WHY dying
i’m kinda upset that england doesn’t have any waffles or gays.
crying. Waffles and gays. crying cause Wales is labelled empty space. crying cause Ireland is labelled alcoholics and leprechauns
XD OMG, everywhere is London. This is great. And Wales being EMPTY SPACE, and WAFFLES and GAYS I can’t even with this picture.
Everywhere is London
o m g
I’m going to just bring this back on my dash because it’s funny as hell
map of a Europe where national borders are based solely off of linguistic lines [1600 x 1200]
A scary :13 seconds. One of NASA’s labs analyzed and plotted temperature records from 1880 to 2011. The result is a historical document of our impending doom.
Global temperatures have warmed significantly since 1880, the beginning of what scientists call the “modern record.” At this time, the coverage provided by weather stations allowed for essentially global temperature data. As greenhouse gas emissions from energy production, industry and vehicles have increased, temperatures have climbed, most notably since the late 1970s.
In this animation of temperature data from 1880-2011, reds indicate temperatures higher than the average during a baseline period of 1951-1980, while blues indicate lower temperatures than the baseline average. (Data source: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Visualization credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio)
“We know the planet is absorbing more energy than it is emitting,” said GISS Director James E. Hansen. “So we are continuing to see a trend toward higher temperatures. Even with the cooling effects of a strong La Niña influence and low solar activity for the past several years, 2011 was one of the 10 warmest years on record.”
Dirt Map of the United States by Les Gregor
When I got in touch with Gregor, he explained that he asked each state for a “representative” soil. Many sent their official state soils—which, wow, who knew that was a thing? Michigan sent two soils, so Gregor blended them together. Other soils came in clumps that he had to sift.
His favorite soils came from Colorado (“quite reddish”), Maine (“pale and sandy”), and Mississippi and Alabama (“deeply colored with iron oxide”). There are varying degrees of acidity. Every soil is a slightly different color. “It makes a nice quilt,” says Gregor.