Bike Infrastructure_An Example to All Cities

Take a look at this post and video from my new friend at Sterling/Rung. Not sure the conservative cyclist would want to ride on the Norrebrogade which is described at the “busiest cycling street in the Western world”.

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I stumbled upon an intriguing video this morning, displaying some of Copenhagen’s newest and most innovative cycling initiatives. The narrator, Mikael Colville-Andersen, Denmark’s Bicycle Ambassador, gives a brief yet thorough explanation of Copenhagen’s bike infrastructure. He touches upon one of my main study spots, Norrebrogade, the busiest cycling street in the western world. Mikael goes into detail about the inventive green wave, double-wide bike lanes which have synchronized traffic lights to reduce stopping for bikes. I can attest from first hand experience that this initiative is incredibly successful; you have to keep a pace of 20km/h, (which is fairly easy to do) and you will hit all green lights right into the city center. Mikael describes various other cycling efforts like the pre-green traffic lights, LED caution lights, and cargo bike parking. If you have an extra 5 minutes, watch the video it is quite interesting.

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