bike·​able ˈbī-kə-bəl How to pronounce bikeable (audio)
variants or less commonly bikable
: suitable or fit for biking
America's capital is gaining a reputation as a bikeable city …John Kelly, Washington Post, 5 May 2011
At the same time, we are making historic investments in high-speed rail, transit, and walkable, bikeable streets so that people can choose to drive less …Ray LaHood, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 19 Apr. 2011
: capable of being traversed by biking
… half the working population in the country commutes 5 or fewer miles—an easily bikeable distance—to work.Union Leader (Manchester, New Hampshire), 9 May 2008
… the downtown Riverwalk will be bikable, and some change has come, like a bike lane added to busy Nebraska Avenue.Sue Carlton, St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, 17 Sept. 2010
You likely have a few places you frequent that are well within bikable distance.Selene Yeager, Ride Your Way Lean, 2010
… he wants to make his city a national leader in bikeability. Brian Fiske, Bicycling, June 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of bikeable was in 1896

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“Bikeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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