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Old August 12th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #21
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That is quite cool - we are not that intense in Montreal.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #22
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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.
It is perfectly fine. The car is turning to right, not going straight. When i was getting danish driver license, teacher always said to stop close to curb
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Old August 13th, 2014, 05:45 AM   #23
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Wired: Copenhagen’s New Bike Skyway Makes Commuting Look Fun









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Copenhagen has long been leading the world in citizen-pleasing infrastructure, and the country has yet again outdone itself. In June, it welcomed the Cykelslangen, or Cycle Snake, an elevated cyclist roadway over the harbor to ease congestion.

This road is the latest addition to one of the most bicycle-friendly city infrastructures in the world. In Copenhagen, more than 50 percent of residents ride their bicycles to work. Portland, Oregon, with the most bicycle commuters in the United States, clocks in at 6.1 percent. Credit those numbers to a culture that encourages cycling, but also to an infrastructure that does the same, with traffic lights timed for bicycle speeds, cobblestone paths with smoothed shoulders, and parking systems that position unoccupied cars as a buffer between cycle lanes and moving traffic. So many people cycle that it’s become a quaint issue to find parking for the two-wheelers.

Cykelslangen (pronounced soo-cool-klag-en) adds just 721 feet of length to the city’s 220 miles of bicycle paths, but it relieves congestion by taking riders over instead of through a waterfront shopping area. “Underneath, there’s a harbor front, so there are slow moving-pedestrians,” says Mikael Colville-Anderson, CEO of Copanhagenize, a Danish design company. “It wasn’t a smooth commute for the cyclists. The people on bikes want to get home and the pedestrians want to saunter.” Pedestrian-cyclist conflict was never an issue, but cyclists couldn’t pedal at a constant speed, and they had to deal with stairways. The new roadway, which runs one story above the ground, lets them move without interruption. At just over 13 feet wide, there’s plenty of room to pass even a double-wide cargo bike.

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Old September 28th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #24
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Today there was An article in the dutch Amsterdam-oriented newspaper 'parool' about the advantages of Copenhagen's cycling network compared to Amsterdam's approach.

Looking at these pictures, I'm thinking the article was more propaganda then anything else.
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Old November 15th, 2014, 12:08 PM   #25
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In Copenhagen you can now make your final journey by bike and it's very popular!

See www.Bededamerne.dk


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Old November 15th, 2014, 12:33 PM   #26
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The bike bridges across the harbour in Copenhagen are proving extremely popular. This bridge, which links to the Skyway, has now about 15.000 bikes crossing it every day.


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Old November 22nd, 2014, 10:52 PM   #27
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LOL, a bicycle for your journey to crematorium/cemetary..

Haven't seen that idea in Holland yet..
Though, it will probably get copied in A very large amount in larger cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Hague & Utrecht.

Cycling your loved one/family member.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 12:04 PM   #28
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yes I think bicycling is more common way of transport in Denmark.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 01:53 PM   #29
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Copenhagen Lighting the Way to Greener, More Efficient Cities

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/bu...nt-cities.html
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 05:46 PM   #30
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 06:12 PM   #31
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Nice film from copenhagenize

Here is a message from Mr. Copenhagenize himself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnBJCB2pFpo

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Old January 23rd, 2015, 03:19 PM   #32
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How difficult is to bike under a snowstorm in Denmark? Do they clean the bikeways as they do with roads?
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Old January 25th, 2015, 07:59 AM   #33
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How difficult is to bike under a snowstorm in Denmark? Do they clean the bikeways as they do with roads?
The bikeways are normally accessible and during a heavy blizzzard they will be cleaned but as 2. priority.

Luckily do we rarely experience heavy snowfall in Denmark
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Old January 25th, 2015, 11:38 AM   #34
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It depends where you are. When I lived in Roskilde, the cyclepaths had first priority.
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Old July 4th, 2015, 10:31 AM   #35
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Cycling in Copenhagen from the British perspective
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Old July 7th, 2015, 03:53 PM   #36
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Which country do you think is the best one to cycle in?
For me top 3 is Netherlands, Denmark, Beglium.
Denmark outstanding on long distance marking, beglium in terms of culture of cars (often they give you way), Netherlands in terms of infrastructure and overall use and acceptance.
My personal no go (experience :ITALY / NAPOLI AREA and TURKEY.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 11:55 AM   #37
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I think you are right. The main advantage to Danmark is the design. There are only 4 types of infrastructure and they are the same in all Danish cities. http://www.copenhagenize.com/2013/04...ing-guide.html
Holland and especially Belgium have so many types of cycling infrastructure. I'm sometimes not sure to be on the right part of the street.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 05:10 PM   #38
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I often think it's all about car users and politicians. Do they cycle as well? Then they can make the difference. Somebody driving a car who is also a cyclist, will probably be more careful with slow transport, knowing what it is to be on two (or no wheels. And the politician who coincidentally is not fat, might be tempted to invest more in smart transport facilities. Cycling is the answer to many contemporary problems.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 07:41 PM   #39
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Here as well, Denmark is doing well: Crown Prince Frederik is apparently drives his children with a cargo bike: http://www.copenhagenize.com/2010/06...nce-in-dc.html
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Old August 2nd, 2015, 12:08 PM   #40
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