For bike commuters, Copenhagen is still the city to wish you lived in. A new ranking of over 100 global cities puts the famously bike-friendly Danish capital at the top of the 2015 Copenhagenize Index.

The index measures 13 different criteria for each city, from infrastructure like bike lanes, racks, or bike share programs, to the political and cultural climate for cyclists and the percentage of commuters using bikes instead of cars.

Investment in bicycle infrastructure is a modern and intelligent move. Plenty of research shows the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits of urban cycling. Studies from Denmark tell us that for every kilometer cycled, society enjoys a net profit of 23 cents, whereas for every kilometer driven by car we suffer a net loss of 16 cents.


1. Copenhagen

2. Amsterdam

3. Utrecht

4. Strasbourg

5. Eindhoven

6. Malmö

7. Nantes

8. Bordeaux

9. Antwerp

10. Seville

11. Barcelona

12. Berlin

13. Ljubljana

14. Buenos Aires

15. Dublin

16. Vienna

17. Paris

18. Minneapolis

19. Hamburg

20. Montreal