bikes in copenhagen


This video, via PlanetBike, of bicycle riders in Copenhagen makes my head spin a little. Sooo many bikes, and no Hummers trying to flatten them.

What strikes me, after the sheer number of cyclists, and how they all move so wonderfully together, is that the people riding the bikes are just regular people. No hardcore spandex mercenary riders on carbon fiber racing bikes. No mountain bikes bopping all over the place. Normal people. Riding utility bikes. And lots of them.

Of course, Copenhagen is kind of a perfect storm for cycling - pretty flat, very dense, with a mild climate. It’s easy to ride, so people do it more.

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