League of American Bicyclists releases 2014 Bicycle Friendly States list; Ohio ranked 16th

Ohio jumped 50 percent in rankings from 2013 list

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is making a comeback in one national list.

The League of American Bicyclists released its 2014 Bicycle Friendly States Thursday and Ohio ranked 16th nationally.

The state jumped 50 percent in this year's rankings from 32nd to 16th.

The league gave Ohio an overall score of 45.1 out of a possible 100 points. In 2013, the state scored 28.4.

The state was scored in five categories including:

  1. Legislation and enforcement
  2. Policies and programs
  3. Infrastructure and  funding
  4. Education and encouragement
  5. Evaluation and planning

To read Ohio's full report card, click here.

To improve the state's ranking, ODOT partnered with several communities, agencies, businesses, and bike advocacy groups, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Bicycle Federation, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations around the state to enhance the bicycle friendly culture.

Statewide, Ohio has 2,043 miles of sidewalk on U.S. and State Routes, 4,207 miles of bikeways and 13 bikeway trails of national significance.

To view the national list of bicycle-friendly states,click here to go to the League of American Bicyclists' website.