As cyclists, when we hop in the saddle, we want to know we're going to be safe as we ride around--whether it be to work or on the Saturday morning group ride. Your Local Security gathered data in a variety of categories to determine the least safe cities in the U.S. for cyclists. Metrics used include fatal crashes, protected bike lanes, complete street law, safe passing law, spending per capita and more. The data was added together with various weights based on a 100-point scale for cities with a population of at least 20,000 people and data available for each of the categories.
For more information and a breakdown of the rankings, visit Your Local Security.
No. 10Des Moines, Iowa 1 of 11
No. 9Johnston, Iowa 2 of 11
Photo/Michel Ngilen, Flickr
No. 8Sioux, Iowa 3 of 11
No. 7Waterloo, Iowa 4 of 11
No. 6Houston, Texas 5 of 11
No. 5Fargo, North Dakota 6 of 11
No. 4Jamestown, North Dakota 7 of 11
Photo/Andrew Filer, Flickr
No. 3Webster City, Iowa 8 of 11
Photo/Airman Magazine, Flickr