Copenhagen is the world’s most bike-friendly city
08 June 2016
Society and living
Copenhagen ranks number one on the recent 2015 Copenhagenize Index, ranking the world’s most bike-friendly cities, boasting heavy investment in urban design for bicycles and with more than 50 percent of residents commuting by bike.
The Danish capital remains impressively consistent in its investment in bicycling as transport and in making efforts to take it to the next level. The city’s uniform network of urban design for bicycles is unrivalled in the world.
The city’s uniform network of urban design for bicycles is unrivalled in the world.Copenhagen has 250 miles of bike lanes and many bicycle bridges including the two new bridges, Trangravsbroen and Proviantbroen, over the canal and the famous Cykelslangen (“Cycle Snake”), an elevated bike-only roadway above the harbour front.
The city is even developing a “Bicycle Super Highway” network of 26 bike paths that will cover 186 miles and connect Greater Copenhagen to the city.
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50 per cent of Copenhageners commute by bike
Bicycles are the main form of transportation in Copenhagen, where more than 50 percent of residents commute by bike.
But there is more. The city’s modal share leapt from 36% to 45% between 2012 and 2014. That is a 9% increase in modal share in just 24 months. That has never happened anywhere.
The Copenhagenize Index is a comprehensive ranking system compiled by the Copehnagenize Design Company every two years.
Read more about the 2015 Copenhagenize Index here.