Monday, July 19, 2010

Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes

While I got pulled over for biking on the road last weekend, Streetfilms has been in Copenhagen for the Velo-City 2010 conference. There was an abundance of advocates, planners, and city transportation officials attending from the U.S. and Canada, and Streetfilms got their reactions to Copenhagen's built environment and compared it to bicycling conditions in their own cities.

If you've never seen footage of the Copenhagen people riding bikes during rush hour - get ready - it's quite a site, as nearly 38% of all transportation trips in Copenhagen are done by bike. With plenty of safe, bicycle infrastructure (including hundreds of miles of physically separated cycletracks) its no wonder that you see all kinds of people on bikes everywhere. 55% of all riders are female, and you see kids as young as 3 or 4 riding with packs of adults.

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