It is not surprising that at one point the Austin area grew at a rate of 165 new residents a day. According to one ranking of biking-friendly cities of the world Austin comes in at number eleven ahead of Paris, Seville, Dublin, and Berlin and according to another report Austin ranks fourth for cities that are the best for middle class families in the US.
A quote from the first report:
"Austin is committed to helping its residents live greener lives, and it shows in their biking initiatives. There are plenty of paths and hundreds of bike racks for riders to use".
A quote from the second report: