Type
Position Papers
Author
Alyse Nelson
Organization
Center for Public Space Research, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Published in
2006
Submitted by
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility
Region
Europe (EU)
Country
Denmark

Livable Copenhagen: The Design of a Bicycle City

A thorough and informative overview of the policy and design decisions that allowed Copenhagen to become one of the world's most bicycle friendly cities. Copenhagen, with a significant (but slightly milder) winter climate than the Twin Cities, has a bicycle mode share of 36% (approximately 36% of all home-to-work trips in the city are by bicycle; automobile mode share is 27%). About 60% of all city cyclists continue to ride through the winter months.