Copenhagen is consistently ranked among the world’s top biking cities, with more than half its population biking every day. Here are 8 reasons why you should be following their example.
#1 Because the city has a bike lane in the sky
Copenhagen is one of relatively few cities that actually has dedicated biking highways, like Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake) pictured above.
#2 Because of all the hidden gems you’ll find
Hopping on a bike allows you to go to all the places that can be somewhat harder to reach by foot or public transport. One such place is Kalvebod Fælled, a sprawling natural area just outside the city.
#3 Because there are bike lanes that look like this
Admittedly, not all of the city’s bike lanes are as sexy as the above-pictured Superkilen. But Copenhagen still has close to 300 miles of expressways for your two-wheelers to make up for it.
#4 Because rental bikes can be found everywhere
You can pretty much rent a bicycle everywhere – either one of the official city bikes, or at any number of private outlets.
#5 Because there are bike SUV’s
The famous Danish cargo bikes allow you to bring along your kids, dogs, shopping bags, picnic basket, and much more along for the ride. What’s not to like?
#6 Because the weather shouldn’t be stopping you
Seriously. In Copenhagen, pretty much all weather is biking weather – where you do think the term ‘Biking Viking’ comes from?
#7 Because of the bridges
Copenhagen is filled with bridges – quite a few of them bike and pedestrian-only like The Circle Bridge above – that make for an exhilarating ride (photo: Anders Sune Berg)
#8 Because there are actually more bikes than cars