5 Keys To The Perfect Cycling City

Published on March 2nd 2017


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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