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Old April 14th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #41
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The average Dutchman is accounted for around 900 to 1000 kilometres per year. Over to you, Denmark.
Not that I doubt that, but do you have a link??? ( sure it's not per biking Dutchman? )


I'm having real trouble finding new numbers for Denmark ( or the world for that matter ) - so all reliable links would be very appreciated..

The number for Denmark I could find was 2.344.000.000km biked km's in all

443km per Dane in all - 26,5% bike ( (17% male, 36% female) making it:

1638km per anno per biking person...

( 2002 numbers - http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cykel )

Compared to the other ways of transportation that's not a bad score ( around twice the Copenhagen S-train/Metro system! )



Cars: 59.884.000.000 km
Regional Trains: 4.622.000.000 km
Bike: 2.344.000.000 km
S-Train/Metro: 1.132.000.000 km
Plane: 304.000.000 km


Procentage male/female - way of commuting to work:

Car: (62% / 46%)
Bike: (17% / 36%)
Public transportation: (9% / 12%)
By foot: (7% / 5%)

( numbers are from 2002 ) - http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cykel


In 2003 there was 450.000 sold bikes by a population of pop 5.4mil



I bike around 11km per day I bike to work - but as I also walk and/or use bus depending on mood and/or situation, so I'm only biking around 150 days out of 227 workdays making it: ~1650km per year
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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #42
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According to the CBS (Dutch statistical agency) the average amount of kilometers made per person per day for several dutch cities:

FIETSGEBRUIK
Rotterdam 1,42
Almere 1,61
Maastricht 1,73
Haarlemmermeer 1,74
's-Gravenhage 1,89
Zoetermeer 2,06
Arnhem 2,10
Emmen 2,21
's-Hertogenbosch 2,22
Zaanstad 2,26
Dordrecht 2,37
Breda 2,40
Haarlem 2,43
Eindhoven 2,43
Tilburg 2,47
Amsterdam 2,48
Nijmegen 2,49
Ede 2,55
Enschede 2,65
Amersfoort 2,75
Utrecht 2,78
Apeldoorn 2,93
Leiden 3,15
Zwolle 3,38
Groningen 3,40

Nederland 2,52

Bron: CBS/OVG tweejaars gemiddelde 2001 en 2002

For the total kilometers made by bike per person it is clear that Groningen is the bicycle capital of the Netherlands. The figure for Amsterdam (2.48) is even lower than the figure for the Netherlands (2.52).
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Old April 16th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #43
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Maybe it isn't the cycling capital, but it is the bicycle capital.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #44
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The figures for Rotterdam do show that Rotterdam has the best public transport system in this country!
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Old April 17th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #45
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The figures for Rotterdam do show that Rotterdam has the best public transport system in this country!
Or the most enthousiastic car fanatics.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #46
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I thought Copenhagen was the worlds capital for bikes. At least thats what everyone thinks. OOps.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 08:37 AM   #47
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Copenhagen is bigger than Amsterdam, so that might be true. I'm too lazy to look for charts and tables but I do recall reading over the years that indeed the Danes are the keener cyclists. When it rains, the Netherlands come to a standstill as all those bikers take the car or the train.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 10:50 AM   #48
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The use of bicycle as part of all the traffic (with number of inhabitants):

Groningen 177000 37%
Zwolle 110000 37%
Veenendaal 61000 32%
Enschede 152000 31%
Munster 280000 27%
Amsterdam 735000 27%
Odense 185000 25%
Freiburg (im Breisgau) 213000 22%
Kopenhagen 502000 23%
Gent 231000 15%

(Source: 'Langdurig en integraal: het fietsbeleid van Groningen en andere Europese fietssteden, Fietsberaad')

The difference between Danish and Dutch cities is clear
This study gives some more figures of other European cities. Especially Ferrara in Italy is worth to be mentioned with a figure of about 30%
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Old April 18th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #49
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there is a beautiful song, singing"there are nine million bicycles in beijing"
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Old April 19th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #50
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The difference between Danish and Dutch cities is clear
This study gives some more figures of other European cities. Especially Ferrara in Italy is worth to be mentioned with a figure of about 30%
That's all very good, but what happened to the rest of Copenhagen - the 502K figure is just Copenhagen Municipal
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Old April 19th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #51
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one of the zillions of bikes i saw in amsterdam:



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Old April 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #52
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the 502K figure is just Copenhagen Municipal

Of course it is.
As well for the other cities I've mentioned.
Furthermore, these average figures.
I can imagine that in the inner cities there is more cycling around.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #53
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Copenhagen is bigger than Amsterdam...
No it isn't (as mentioned before). Even Rotterdam is bigger
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Old April 20th, 2007, 02:26 PM   #54
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Copenhagen is bigger than Amsterdam, so that might be true.
No, it's not:

Amsterdam: 743,000 (metropolitan area 2,191,000)
Copenhagen: 503,000 (metropolitan area 1,085,000)

Also the population density of Amsterdam is higher. But Copenhagen is bigger in land area, so bike rides might be longer.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 02:28 PM   #55
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No it isn't (as mentioned before). Even Rotterdam is bigger
You beat me to it!
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Old April 20th, 2007, 07:40 PM   #56
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haven't seen other cities but hell yeah
here must be the Cycling Capital of the world!!
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Old April 20th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #57
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I think there are more bikes then people in Holland
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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:42 AM   #58
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No, it's not:

Amsterdam: 743,000 (metropolitan area 2,191,000)
Copenhagen: 503,000 (metropolitan area 1,085,000)
Ehmm yes it is....

Copenhagen municipal is 503K - ingulfed in that is the municipal of Frederiksberg with an additional 90.000 people... and then there's all the others...

Here's the ones known as "Stork°benhavn" ( Greater Copenhagen ) not including all the suburbs...


Copenhagen's metro population is: 1.8mil ( 1.819.381 )

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/?id=copenhagen-denmark


Amsterdam metro is btw numbered at 1.200.000 acording to Emporis!
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/?id=...nestreetrlands
( not that we have to make it a vs's thread or anything - but let's keep it real atleast )
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Old April 21st, 2007, 03:16 AM   #59
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some asian cities
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Old April 21st, 2007, 05:22 AM   #60
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Pretty sure any medium chinese city would kick everyone's ass in terms of cycling.
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