A real estate company ranked Richmond in the top 10 most bike-friendly cities in Canada but its score was still only 61 out of 100.
The flat terrain in Richmond seemed to give the city leverage against others as the level of hills was one of the main factors – along with bicycle lane access and road connectivity – that determined a city’s “bike-friendly score.”
The rankings were done by Redfin, a technology-powered real estate brokerage based in Seattle, who used their Bike Score tool for the first time for Canadian cities, neighbourhoods and addresses.
Scores from 90 to 100 indicate “daily errands can be accomplished on a bike,” 70 to 89 mean “biking is convenient for most trips,” while 50 to 69 mean the city is “bikeable” with some bike infrastructure.
Anything lower than 49 means the city has minimal bike infrastructure.
Redfin has bike score information for more than 300 cities in Canada with populations of more than 50,000.
Below is the ranking of Canada’s top 10 cities for biking: