Copenhagen has over 390 kilometers of bike lanes and is widely regarded as the bike capital of the world. The Danes are well-known for their love of cycling, and Copenhagen’s network of bike lanes is studied by other cities seeking to enhance cycling as a mode of transportation.
Cyclists in Copenhagen are saving the city 90,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually. Every day, about 789,000 miles are bicycled in Copenhagen. Thirty-six percent of the city’s residents bike to school or work. The city is looking to increase that number to 50% by building more bike lanes, widening existing lanes, creating biking-only bridges over the city’s waterways, providing more space for parking bikes, and improving safety along existing bike routes.
The city of Copenhagen clearly understands the value of biking-friendly cities. They are healthier, more environmentally-friendly, and allow for better quality of life.