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10 bike-friendly cities around the globe

March 21, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
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Perth, Australia

Perth sits in Western Australia, the opposite side of the continent from Sydney and the Gold Coast. This metropolis is one of the best places in the country for cyclists. Many main roads have bike lanes, while bike paths run parallel to major inner-city highways and train lines. This infrastructure makes it possible to go almost anywhere in Perth on a bike that you could get to on a car or train. 

Hot summer temperatures can sometimes be an issue for visitors, but those who are prepared (with lots of water and sunscreen) can easily get to the major sights and attractions of Perth by bike. Programs like Perth's Bike to Work Challenge champion the use of bikes by local commuters and create a strong grassroots cycling movement in the city.