Provincetown Named Top US Cycling City
Provincetown may be known best for its beaches, its history and its welcoming spirit, but P-Town is also a top US cycling city. It may be surprising to some, but the town is actually tops when it comes to bike-friendly cities.
A few months ago, Provincetown was ranked the most bikeable small city in the nation by the PeopleForBikes organization. Not only that, but P-Town was also ranked the fourth most bikeable small city in the world by the same organization.
All town roads in Provincetown allow bicycles, while the Cape Cod National Seashore offers more than seven miles of bike trails within its boundaries. Biking is so common in P-Town that some simply see it as a way of life.
It’s not the first time for the group to give credit to Provincetown, but it is the first year the group expanded its ranking to more than 750 towns and cities around the world. When considering locations worldwide, P-Town was the only U.S. city to make the list of the top 10.
Provincetown came in number four behind three cities in the Netherlands. As for the national ranking, Provincetown beat out the rest of the list.
Berkeley, California came in tops for medium cities, while Brooklyn was tops for large cities. No matter the size of the city, the organization pointed out all three locations have their own system of interconnected bike trails, paths, lanes and safe streets.
The League of American Bicyclists considers Provincetown a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community. The town’s one of a dozen Massachusetts towns and cities to be honored by the BFC program. P-Town is the first Cape Cod community to gain the silver community distinction.
On a year-round basis, its estimated Provincetown boasts a rate of nearly 13-percent bicycle commuters. That doesn’t even account for riders during the summer, or people who ride bikes for occasional errands.