Copenhagen wants to become best bicycle town in the world
In 2015 Copenhagen will be known as the world’s Ecometropolis. Copenhagen will be the centre of world-wide climate policy, a green and blue town, clean and healthy. And bicycles will play a leading part in all of this.
This is the ambition formulated by the capital of Denmark for the near future. Currently 36 % of its inhabitants cycle to work and school. Cyclists demand more and wider bike paths, more green bicycle routes without motorised vehicles, green waves between traffic lights and better parking facilities, at their place of work as well, according to local authorities. By realising these facilities the percentage of commuting cyclists is intended to grow to 50 %. To this purpose the town will invest € 33 million over the next few years, hoping the percentage of people feeling safe on a bicycle will grow to 80 %.