bikeable

adjective
bike·​able | \ ˈbī-kə-bəl How to pronounce bikeable (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bikable \ ˈbī-​kə-​bəl How to pronounce bikable (audio) \

Definition of bikeable

1 : 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
2 : 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

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Other Words from bikeable

bikeability \ ˌbī-​kə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
… he wants to make his city a national leader in bikeability. — Brian Fiske, Bicycling, June 2008

First Known Use of bikeable

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Bikeable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bikeable. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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