Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis named America's top bike path


Adding to the city's reputation as one of the top biking cities in the nation, the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis has been named America's top bike path by USA Today.

The ranking, conducted by The ActiveTimes.com, came out Tuesday, here's what the country's top selling newspaper had to say about the 5.5 mile path that cuts eastwest through the heart of what it calls "the best bike city in America":

"Following a sunken rail corridor with no major breaks in traffic, this path is almost entirely separate from pedestrian traffic and is busy with commuters year-round. That's right: it's plowed in the winter."

It also notes that the Greenway is lit for 24/7 traffic, and has cops on bike patrol.

WCCO-TV picks up on the honor, adding that 5,000 people use the path every day, and some 1.5 million use it annually.

Rounding out the top five are paths in Boulder, Portland, Denver and Seattle. But who cares? We're No.1! We're No.1! ...

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