Joburg ranks poorly as cycling destination

Johannesburg ranks 77 out of 90 cities based on the best location to cycle, according to bicycle insurance specialist Coya’s 2019 Bicycle Cities index. The study reveals the best locations for cycling based on data related to theft, accidents, infrastructure, road quality and bike sharing prevalence.

Johannesburg scored worst for bicycle theft, leaving it at the top of the list in that particular category. Alongside Medellín and Casablanca, Johannesburg also has the highest rate of cycling-related fatalities. However, Johannesburg has the highest rate of bicycle shops per cyclist with 146.84 shops per 100 000 cyclists.

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