One of the things that really hit me about the city was that there are so many bikes: traditional bikes, trendy bikes, bikes with elaborate baby carrying contraptions, bikes propped-up, casually unlocked, outside coffee shops.
Everywhere you look there are fashionable old ladies, casual young merry-makers, smart commuters, all riding tall, floating along roads far less populated by cars than any British city roads.
Since I’ve been back, I’ve read that 40% of Copenhageners commute to work and school by bike rather and Copenhagen has been voted the best cycle city largely due to its 350km of cycle lanes.
Cycling around definitely did not seem to be incompatible with being trendy, fashionable, even slow. And forgivingly, I didn’t spot a single mamil (middle aged man in lycra).
Mikael Colville-Andersen curates an award winning copenhagen blog called Cycle…
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