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São Paulo appears in the ranking of the best places in the world to cycle

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The best city in the world for cycling is in the Netherlands, but it’s not Amsterdam, as many people think. The city of Utrecht, about an hour’s drive from the capital, topped a ranking just released. 90 Best Places on the Planet to Ride a Bike
. Amsterdam, which has been recognized as bike-friendly since the time Express didn’t even exist, didn’t fare too badly, coming in fifth.

Only one Brazilian city made the list, surprising many Sao Paulo.
The top ten countries are Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and China.

To assess the quality of a city from a cyclist’s perspective, the so-called Global Cycle Index takes into account factors such as cycle lane infrastructure, theft rates, events such as “No Car Day” and the number of days. “Being able to ride a bicycle”. , that is, when the weather is favorable, without too much cold or too much heat, when there is little rain, without snow, etc.

The study, funded by insurance company Luca, analyzes 90 cities using these criteria and assigns a score that can go up to 100. None of them have reached this level. For example, Utrecht took first place with 77.84 points. Second, Munster scored 65.93. In the case of Brazil, Sao Paulo ranks 76th
In the ranking of the 90 most beautiful places to ride a bike. Argentina, Buenos Aires city (83rd), Colombia, Bogota, Cali (81st and 82nd respectively), Medellin (89th) and Chile (Santiago) are on the list. 58th position).

“As insurance experts and committed to the habit of using bicycles, we believe that cyclists should be free to get from A to B without worrying about bike lane quality and bike theft rates. Cities around the world are improving. General cycling conditions and promoting the use of bicycles as a healthy and sustainable mode of transport”, the study says.

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The list includes places from all continents, from countries such as Japan (Tokyo), the United States (with cities like New York), Israel (Tel Aviv), Morocco (Casablanca), Spain (Madrid) and France (with cities). Paris and Nice), Finland (Helsinki), Portugal (Lisbon), Egypt (Cairo) etc.

Check out the list of the world’s 10 best places to live, according to the 2022 Global Cycle Index.

  1. Utrecht (Holland)
  2. Munster (Germany)
  3. Antwerp (Belgium)
  4. Copenhagen (Denmark)
  5. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  6. Malmö (Sweden)
  7. Hangzhou (China)
  8. Bern (Switzerland)
  9. Bremen (Germany)
  10. Hanover (Germany)


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