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City of Cyclists

  • 44 % bike to work and education in Copenhagen
  • Almost all major roads in Copenhagen have separatet bicycle tracks
  • One in four families with two children own a cargo bike
  • Since 2009 approx. 1.5 billion DKK has been invested in cycling initiatives
  • Dronning Louises Bridge is used by approx. 40.000 cyclists daily
  • Two out of three school kids in Copenhagen bike or walk to school
In Copenhagen, cycling represents a serious means of transport. Bikes are used by everyone for everything.

Getting to work or school, delivering goods, bringing children to kindergarten, or for the joy of experiencing the city on a sunny Sunday. Even many car owners use their bicycles as part of their daily transportation, and public transport users bring their bikes on the train – for free.

Most Copenhageners choose the bicycle because it’s the easiest and fastest way to get around in Copenhagen. This is the result of many years of political and administrational focus on improving the conditions for cycling in Copenhagen. A crucial element is the comprehensive network of dedicated bicycle infrastructure with separated tracks and safe intersection design.

The City of Copenhagen prioritizes a data-driven and holistic approach, where traffic development and user needs are documented and monitored continually. Thus, cycling is treated as an integrated system where both infrastructure, maintenance, policy and user interaction are keys to success.