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Fort Street bike lane (Jay Wallace Images)

Victoria’s new bike lane network has just landed us the title of most bike-friendly city in Canada.

Canadian real estate firm Redfin used a Bike Scoring tool to determine which cities are most amenable to cyclists in the country.

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Victoria came out on top, followed by Vancouver and Montréal. The ranking took several factors into account, including access to bike lanes, road connectivity, and hilliness.

To conduct their study, the company scored cities with a population over 50,000.

Here are the results:

(Redfin)

The report attributes Victoria’s high ranking to its network of hundreds of kilometres of bike lanes and bike paths, including a specific shoutout to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.

“For many of my homebuying clients, living close to both transit and bike lanes is a priority,” says Redfin real estate agent Brooks Findlay.

“The number of people who commute by bike has gone up noticeably over the last several years, and tourists prefer to see the city by bike, especially on sunny days.”

Click here to read the full report.