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Bike Friendly Cities: Copenhagen

Where better to start our series on Bike Friendly Cities than in Copenhagen – a city with over 215 miles of bike paths that was declared the world’s best city for cycling a few years ago?

In Copenhagen, cycling is more than just a hobby. More thank half of all Copenhageners (including even the members of the Danish parliament) commute to work or to school by bike. Some sources claim that more people commute by bicycle in greater Copenhagen than cycle to work in the entire United States.


We travelled to Denmark to see this. We interviewed lots of experts and bicycle enthusiasts to find out more about cycling in Copenhagen. It was a pleasure to talk with famous urban mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen. Or with Morten Kabell, head of Copenhagen’s Technical and Environmental Administration. And we’re sure you will love the wizards from bike repair shops or the beautiful lady who ferries sperm samples to fertility clinics around Copenhagen on a sperm-shaped cargo-bike.

For a number of days we researched whether Copenhagen really is paradise on Earth for cyclists. You can find the answer in our report.