2. New York
Walk Score: 85.3
Transit Score: 81
Bike Score: 62
Average: 76.1

The tightly packed neighborhoods and renowned bus and subway system make New York the best walking and transit city in the country, but there's still something holding it back. Anyone who's attacked its streets with a bicycle and engaged in an us-vs.-them race for their lives knows exactly what that something is. New York is easy to get around, but can be downright nightmarish for all but the most hardened cyclists. Improved trails along the waterways and added bike lanes help somewhat, but the city's very nature means those lanes are still flooded with delivery trucks, cabs and double-parked cars. A Metrocard and a decent pair of shoes will get you anywhere, but it's little wonder that the bike in Jerry's apartment on Seinfeld spent nine seasons on a hook instead of on a backlot street.

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