Copenhagen [ CleanTechnica ] Every day, in Denmark’s capitol city of Copenhagen, cyclists travel the equivalent of 1,000 times around the world. Every day. 1.27 million kilometers a day, 789,000 miles.
Think of the calories burned! Think of the dopamine!
- We are talking 5 bikes for every 4 people.
- More bikes than people.
- 650,000 bikes for 520,000 people.
- 5 bikes for every car.
- 3 out of every 4 people bike year round
- on 429 kilometers of bike path, 267 miles of bike path.
- Almost 1 out of 4 people think 48,000 bike racks aren’t quite enough.
- 63% of Members of Parliament bike to work DAILY (How many members of the US Congress do we think bike to work daily?)
- 58% of Copenhagen’s kids bike to school.
- 55% of the population bikes to work or school.
- 56% get around on a bike because it’s the fastest option (40 Kmh is 25 Mph).
- 18,000 bikes are stolen every year
- 16,000 are vandalized and left for trash.
- They have train cars designed especially for the biking pop.
- Want to get a sense of how safe it is to bike in Copenhagen? Count the helmets.
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Cleantechnica has a nice selection of images, if you have time to wait for the Ads to load. I clipped all of the above by googling “Copenhagen bikes”. Next stop: do we need to see what Copenhagen’s bikes look like for people on Pinterest?
I wouldn’t say the cache on Pinterest was necessarily better than the one on Google, but it’s different in interesting ways. Now all we need is a Youtube (found on Pinterest).
CALORIES BURNED from ilovebicyling.com