37% of people commute by bike in Copenhagen

by frog

I am very impressed by the bicycle infrastructure in Copenhagen.

Some highlights of the video below:

  • Many bike lanes are double laned
  • Special blinking lights on the road so turning traffic know that bikes are coming
  • Traffic lights that are synced for vehicles travelling at 20kph

For me, the big takeaway from this is that if you make biking a respected and serious part of your city’s urban planning, people will use it, in droves. Even in very cold countries!

hat tip: TreeHugger

frog says

Published in Environment & Resource Management by frog on Tue, December 15th, 2009   

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