This year Copenhagen, Denmark set a new record. There are now more bikes than cars in the heart of the city. This year, 35,080 more bikes have joined the ranks, bringing the total number to 265,700, compared with 252,600 cars.
Copenhagen has been tracking manual traffic counts at a number of city locations since 1970.
Copenhagen’s efforts to create a cycling city have paid off, bicycle traffic has risen by 68% in the last 20 years.
Cycling went from being a normal part of daily life to a core identity for the city.
The Danish government has invested 1billion kroner in cycling infrastructure.
In the past year, bicycle traffic has increased by 15% and vehicle traffic has fallen 1%.
For many cities, mirroring Copenhagen’s achievement is nothing more than a distant dream. If you build protected infrastructure, people will start riding their bikes.
If you haven’t tried an E-bike you don’t know what you’re missing.
Electric bikes continue to be the highest selling electric vehicle on the planet, and are set to account for $24.3 billion worth of annual sales by 2025.