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Old July 1st, 2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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Cycling in Denmark

Cycling is a very common way of transport in Denmark. As pedestrian walking on the pavement you constantly have to watch out for the bicycles passing by on the bicycle lanes. Bicyclists in the cities tend to ride quite fast.


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Odense is Denmarks 3rd biggest city. It's easy to get around on a bicycle here.

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Old July 4th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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Very bad cycling conditions on that road. It would almost make me wear a helmet to.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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Yes but people drive safeley and defensively. Motorists respect both pedestrians and bicyclists.
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That is of course commendable but the best conflict is having no conflict all, those examples have no segregation at all. And in the last picture it is not respectful of the car to block the way of the bicyclist even though he has plenty of room to the left of him.
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Old July 6th, 2013, 11:25 PM   #5
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With all due respect those photos in my experience don't really represent the bike paths/lanes in Denmark all that well. Here are a few photos I took in Copenhagen that showcase the bicycle infrastructure there. From my short stay there I have noticed that pretty much any heavily travelled street and/or thoroughfare will have a separate bike lane at least around Copenhagen (can't vouch for the smaller cities as I have not been to them yet).


















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Old July 19th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #7
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Nice photos from Copenhagen, probably one of the most bicyclist friendly big city in the world.

I think bicycling is more common here than in any other scandinavian capital.


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Copenhagen-Vesterbro/HC Andersen Blvd. Photo taken by me June 21, 2010 at 11.08AM
Not only bicyclepaths are needed for encourage to bicycling. Also the respect of motorists is important.
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Old July 25th, 2013, 04:05 AM   #8
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I like go my office by cycle but it too far
How far is too far?
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Old July 25th, 2013, 08:51 PM   #11
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Example to all cities? I think cities should take their example from the Netherlands, since they seem to have found the best solutions for all scenarios.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 10:49 PM   #12
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However Denmark should be an example for humanity in many ways. I still think Copenhagen is a better city for riding a bike rather than amsterdam.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 09:58 PM   #13
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However Denmark should be an example for humanity in many ways. I still think Copenhagen is a better city for riding a bike rather than amsterdam.
Let's stick to bicycles and leave humanity to a different topic

Do you also have arguments for why you think Copenhagen is better city for riding a bike than Amsterdam? From what I have seen it seems rather improvised, while in the Netherlands bicycles have turned into an integrated part of urban and rural traffic planning, while in Copenhagen it still looks like an afterthought.

I do want to make clear though, that I specifically said that The Netherlands should be the bicycle example for the world, and not Amsterdam (let alone Copenhagen), because in The Netherlands you have basically ALL the necessary solutions at hand for solving bicycle infrastructure implementation, rather than just those for medieval cities like Amsterdam or Copenhagen. Besides that, high quality bicycle infrastructure in Denmark is mostly limited to Copenhagen, while in The Netherlands it is country-wide.
There's no need to keep reinventing the wheel or look at the sub-par for inspiration.
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 04:56 PM   #14
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right turn on red

http://www.trm.dk/da/nyheder/2013/ne...for+r%C3%B8dt/

There will be trials with "right turn on red" for cyclists. Most of these trials will be in the major cities. The pilot project will run through late 2015.

This seems like a useful addition to the road rules. Some countries permit right turn on red (like the U.S.) but they are only for motorized traffic. The Netherlands already allows right turn on red for cyclists at some intersections.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 12:40 PM   #15
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The Netherlands already allows right turn on red for cyclists at some intersections.
This article shows an example from Assen

http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com...ght%20on%20red

However, most of the time you don't need a sign or special permission because the cycle path goes between the road and the pavement (sidewalk) and therefore the cycle path doesn't really go through the intersection if you are turning right. Doesn't that concept exist in Denmark?

It doesn't say from the Danish article whether it will apply at just normal road junctions without a cycle path bypass, but I assume it will given there will be a special sign and the police are involved.
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Transforming Copenhagen - Købmagergade in 1973 & 2014

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http://www.copenhagenize.com/2014/02...ergade-in.html
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RECORD JUMP IN BICYCLING IN COPENHAGEN

Politiken today reported annual traffic surveys from Technical University DTU. Bike milage in copenhagen grew 35% from 2012 to 2013. Car trips fell 12%.

While no clear explanation is at hand, it certainly explains growing complains about bicyclists in Copenhagen, the current bike infrastructure is simply being exhausted at key points in the city, by the sheer volumes of cyclists, leaving their car at home.
http://bikecopenhagen.dk/breaking-ne...ycling-in-cph/
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Old April 24th, 2014, 12:35 PM   #18
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Old May 17th, 2014, 02:53 PM   #19
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Cycling in denmark

Yes cycling is more common in denmark and people mostly use cycling because road is safe there.
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