Bike Superhighways Coming To Copenhagen
One of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities has begun turning its extensive network of bicycle paths into bike highways due to extensive use.
Copenhagen, one of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities, has begun turning its extensive network of bicycle paths into bike superhighways. The Danish capital has more bicycles than people, and cycling is so popular that the city’s numerous bike paths can become congested during peak time.
The proposed bike highways will be dotted with pit stops where it will be possible for cyclists to pump their tires and fix their bike chains. Moreover, synchronized traffic lights prioritizing bicycles over cars will bring riders from the suburbs into Copenhagen safely and more efficiently. Copenhagen’s municipal bicycle program manager hopes that the bike highways will reduce traffic and increase the percentage of suburban commuters cycling to and from the city to over 50 percent by 2015.