Rise of The Great Copenhagen

Looking past the fact that the name of the city would totally be a cool dictator name, Copenhagen is pretty awesome. Why do we say that?

Bikes, of course. AS USUAL.

Stunning, amirite?

According to city officials,Copenhagen sees more bike traffic than any other city in the world. Salud, Copenhagen.

Here are a few more statistics on bicyclists in Copenhagen:

  • Queen Louise’s Bridge sees over 40,000 bikes per day.

  • More than a third of Copenhagen’s population — or 36% — bike to school or work every single day.

  • 75% (HOLY CRAP) of Copenhagen residents ride the bike year-round, no matter the weather (btw, that’s a climate similar to Alaska’s).

  • They love it.

Yep, that’s right. They enjoy biking, and they are incredibly proud of the biking culture that they’re known for. And that’s more than we can say about the bike culture here in the United States. New York, please be an example to all the other states!

What are your thoughts on the bike culture of Copenhagen? Do you think the U.S. will look like this one day? Share your thoughts with us in a comment below.

Source: http://grist.org/cities/spin-cycle-copenhagens-rise-fall-and-rise-again-to-cycling-supremacy/

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