The seventh year in a row, the League of American Bicyclists ranked Washington state Number 1 for bicycling laws and infrastructure. This isn't no reason at all. Washington has invested in cycling infrastructure and has a large index of state laws protecting cyclists on the road. The league's policy director, Darren Flusche, said, "[Washington has] a really good bicycling community. They have established federal, state and local funding sources. They have really extensive rails-to-trails network." Washington allocates about 3.2% of its federal transportation budget to cyclists and pedestrians. Although that sounds like a small number it's well above the national average of 2.1%. Click on the link to get a more in-depth description of this story.