Copenhagen, where bicycle is king

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By Alex

Copenhagen, where bicycle is king

Arguably one of the cyclists’ capitals in Europe, Copenhagen witnessed an impressive growth both in dedicated infrastructure and number of bicycles in the last thirty years.

Copenhagen has invested significantly in creating a bicycle-friendly environment, with dedicated bike lanes, bike-sharing programs, and a strong cycling culture. It’s not uncommon to see people of all ages and backgrounds using bicycles for transportation in the city.

Suffice it to say that bicycles at the moment outnumber people in the Danish capital.

As we write, there’s even five times more bikes than there are cars in Copenhagen!

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Copenhagen, where bicycle is king
Copenhagen, where bicycle is king

Such impressive achievements are best summarized in these figures:

  • 4 out of 5 inhabitants have access to bikes
  • 25% of the families with 2 children own a cargo bike
  • there are 290 bike shops in the city
  • there are 130 bike taxis

Pretty interesting figures, aren’t they?

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