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Copenhagen – Hometown of More Bikes than People

As you may already know, Copenhagen is said to be heaven on earth for anyone with a passion for cycling. This Danish city is the only one in the world where there are actually more bikes than people, with 650,000 bikes to 520,000 humans!

This is an article written by a guest author from the Bike Citizens community (full profile below). If you also want to share your cycling stories, contact us.

Step-By-Step Towards a Bike City

Whilst other cities are still gearing up to making themselves more bicycle-friendly, Copenhagen has definitely gone the extra mile. In this city, cars are few and far between. While this may be hard for you to wrap your head around (the chances are that you are living in a city where there is no such thing as silence), it is completely true!

In fact, the residents of this city collectively cycle over a million kilometres every year. That is equal to cycling all the way around the world 1,000 times. In addition to being cheap and efficient, bicycles have reduced the amount of pollution both by noise and atmosphere by a huge amount in Copenhagen as opposed to the rest of the world.

With 5 times as many bikes as there are cars, it is a small wonder indeed that people in the city are, on average, far happier than people living at other places. They are healthier, fitter and far more active. To understand how Copenhagen became such a cyclist friendly city, check out this infographic we did at Icebike.org:

Bike City Copenhagen

Image © Colville-Andersen on Flickr
Graphic ©  icebike.org

This is an article written by a guest author from the Bike Citizens community (full profile below). If you also want to share your cycling stories, contact us.

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