Davis, CA is known as the bicycle Capital of America and UC Davis is it’s hub. Bicycling has been a popular mode of transportation in Davis for decades, particularly among UC Davis students.
In 2010, Davis became the new home of the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame. Davis also invented the bike lane.
Bicycle infrastructure became a political issue in the 1960s, culminating in the election of a pro-bicycle majority to the City Council in 1966.
By the early 1970s, Davis became a pioneer in the implementation of cycling facilities. Davis residents today enjoy an extensive network of 30 miles of bike lanes, bike paths, and grade-separated bicycle crossings.
In 2005 the Bicycle-Friendly Community program of the League of American Bicyclists recognized Davis as the first Platinum Level city in the US.
In March 2006, Bicycling Magazine named Davis the best small town for cycling in its compilation of “America’s Best Biking Cities.