Top 10 Global Stats for Everything Cycling 2019

Posted by Bike Attack on May 16th 2019

Techy German personal and bike insurance firm Coya released a comprehensive statistics report on all things cycling for 2019 from best cities in the world for cycling, infrastructure, weather, theft, to safest cities in the world for cyclists. 

How were the stats compiled? From their website: "To delve into the topic further, we (Coya) decided to investigate which cities around the world are improving their overall cycling conditions, as well as encouraging bicycle-usage as a healthy, sustainable mode of transport. We then ranked each location's efforts to determine the best cycling cities, as, after all, we believe that the road to future mobility is on two wheels.

To conduct the study, we first selected cities from around the world including traditional cycling cities, as well as some lesser-known locations improving their bicycle infrastructure. Then, we analysed each location for several factors which determine if a city is good for cycling or not. To begin, we looked at the percentage of bicycle users, as this is a huge indication of the overall cycling conditions, but also basic requirements such as safety, bicycle-related crime and road infrastructure. This research included the number of stolen bicycles, cycling fatalities and accidents, length of specialised cycling roads, road quality investments and more." 

Let's take a look at some of the most relevant stats.



Overall Best Cities for Cyclists

  1. Ultrecht, Netherlands (pictured)
  2. Munster, Germany
  3. Antwerp, Belgium
  4. Copenhagen, Denmark
  5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  6. Malmo, Sweden
  7. Auckland, New Zealand
  8. Hangzhou, China
  9. Bern, Switzerland
  10. Bremen, Germany

(The first mention of a stateside city is #39: San Francisco, California) 



Best Weather for Cycling

  1. Los Angeles, California (pictured)
  2. Casablanca, Morocco
  3. San Francisco, California
  4. Johannesburg, South Africa
  5. Tel Aviv, Israel
  6. Nice, France
  7. Barcelona, Spain
  8. Athens, Greece
  9. LIsbon, Portugal
  10. Santiago, Chile



Best Infrastructure for Cyclists

  1. Reykjavik, Iceland (pictured)
  2. Portland, Oregon
  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  4. Copenhagen, Denmark
  5. Utrecht, Netherlands
  6. Bordeaux, France
  7. Strasbourg, France
  8. Paris, France
  9. Johannesburg, South Africa
  10. Singapore, Singapore



Best Safety Score 

  1. Stuttgart, Germany (pictured)
  2. Dortmund, Germany
  3. Melbourne, Australia
  4. Sydney, Australia
  5. Frankfurt, Germany
  6. Nuremberg, Germany
  7. Munich, Germany
  8. Dusseldorf, Germany
  9. Auckland, New Zealand
  10. Hamburg Germany

Germany seems to be THE SAFEST country for cyclists. There are 6 more German cities ranked in the top 20 safet cities in the world for cycling. 



Cities with the Most Cycling Accidents/100,000  

  1. Boston, Massachusetts (pictured)
  2. San Francisco, California
  3. Tbilisi, Georgia
  4. Chicago, Illinois
  5. New York, New York
  6. Los Angeles, California
  7. Lisbon, Portugal
  8. Cairo, Egypt
  9. Istanbul, Turkey
  10. Barcelona, Spain



Cities with the Most Cycling Fatalities/100,000

  1. Johannesburg, South Africa (pictured)
  2. Casablanca, Morocco
  3. Medellín, Columbia
  4. Cali, Columbia
  5. Bangkok, Thailand
  6. Bogotá, Columbia
  7. Lagos, Nigeria
  8. Santiago, Chile
  9. Warsaw, Poland
  10. Seoul, South Korea



Citiies with the Highest Bicycle Theft

  1. Johannesburg, South Africa  
  2. São Paulo, Brazil (pictured)
  3. Bogotá, Columbia
  4. Medellín, Columbia
  5. Cali, Columbia
  6. Mexico City, Mexico
  7. Detroit, Michigan
  8. Barcelona, Spain
  9. Strasbourg, France
  10. Copenhagen, Denmark

The comprehensive statistics can be found at the Coya website.