5 Keys To The Perfect Cycling City

Published on March 2nd 2017

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Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark is widely regarded as the best city in the world for getting around on by bike. Here are 5 Keys To The Perfect Cycling City.

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There are many reasons why this city is so perfect for cycling, GCN staff have been there and can verify it really is a wonderful place to get around on by bike. 

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Here are the basics, but of course the video tells you way more!

- Infrastructure - Copenhagen has 454km of bike lanes! And there is 1.2m kilometres cycled each and every day!
- Government Support. The government supports the use of cycling and recognises the financial impact it has. 
- Bike Culture. Bikes of all sorts are being used by business's of every type. Check out this for a blog all about the "chic" style of cyclists in Copenhagen http://gcn.eu/CPHchic
- Communal Bike Scheme - Much like many large cities, Copenhagen has a rental bike scheme called Bycyklen. In 2016 3.6m km were ridden and 1m trips used on this scheme. Oh, and they are e-bikes too!
- Transport Integration - Bikes can be taken on the S-train, locally known as S-tog as well as ferries permitting bikes to be taken on board and even some bus services allow bikes!

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Copenhagen Footage/Photos courtesy Thomas Rousing, Ty Stange, Wonderful Copenhagen / Copenhagen Media Centre

Bycyklen photos courtesy Jon Ram Bruun-Pedersen / Bycyklen

Cycle Chic Copenhagen by Mikael Colville-Andersen via Flickr Creative Commons  CC BY 2.0 [https://flic.kr/p/D2Vwod]

Copenhagen train parking by Federation European Cyclists via Flickr Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 [https://flic.kr/p/bB24HC]

'S' Train Copenhagen by Federation European Cyclists via Flickr Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 [https://flic.kr/p/bPVG2v]

Cycle counter by James Cridland via Flickr Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 [https://flic.kr/p/72SX97]

Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com

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