On May 2, 2011 the League of American Bicyclists designated Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. as silver-level “Bike Friendly Cities”, joining 179 Bicycle Friendly Communities in 44 states. Since Mayor Thomas Menino launched Boston Bikes in 2007, the city has added 38 miles of facilities and has seen a spike in bicycle ridership. Bicycle commuting grew by 125 percent between 2005 and 2009 – and is at a level four times the national average despite the cold winters. In 2010, Boston installed 20 miles of bike lanes, bringing the network up to nearly 67 miles.
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