Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cycling Copenhagen

I'm at the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., and have been learning lots of interesting things. This is the first of several postings that I'll share.

Andreas Rohls, director of the City of Copenhagen Bicycle Program Office in Denmark, spoke Tuesday night. He shared some great info about bike use in Copenhagen, where bikes account for 36% of the transportation mode share. Driving and public transit each come in at about 33%.
In Copenhagen, 60% of residents report bicycling as their primary mode of transportation. Rohls' goal is to increase the bicycle mode share to above 50%.

He shared a great video. I haven't been able to find it online, but did find this one that tells the story:

Wonderful Copenhagen from Colville Andersen on Vimeo.

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