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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-02/bicycles-outnumber-cars-for-first-time-in-copenhagen/8086212

 

The city of bikes: Bicycles outnumber cars in record first for Copenhagen
 
 
Copenhagen had additional 35,080 bikes recorded this year
The city is regarded by many as a model of integrated transport
The mayor said there was still an "imbalance in priorities" between cars and bikes
The new record was hit last month with an additional 35,080 bikes recorded this year, bringing the daily total number to 265,700 in the city compared to 252,600 cars, according to The Guardian.
 
The manual traffic counts have been a feature of the city since 1970 — when there were a lot more cars than bicycles on the streets — and have recorded, for the first time, a greater number of bikes than cars being used in most areas of the city.
 
"It shows that the investments we have made work," Copenhagen mayor for technology and the environment Morten Kabell told Danish newspaper Politiken.
 
"But it is clear that it is a challenge for the capacity of the cycle tracks. They must be able to cope with the volume of traffic."
 
The city is regarded by many as a model of integrated transport and was last year voted the best city for cyclists and the world's most liveable city, according to its website.
 
The Government has invested over 1 billion kroner (almost $2 billion) into its cycling city project as well as removing parking spaces and introducing initiatives such as car-free days.
 
But the mayor said there was still an "imbalance in priorities", where there was too much focus on automobile traffic in areas where bikes outnumbered cars.
 
His solution would be to start taking space from car lanes and give it to cyclists for more expansive bike paths.
 
 
 
 
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Bikes outnumber cars in Phnom Penh and Saigon.

 

Motorbikes that is.

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still not a fair fight though

 

one car can take out dozens of bikes

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4118732-sommerpige-paa-cykel-i-koebenhav

 

infront of main railway station copenhagen

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transgender dark skinned on a bike? seem like the best representation of shining new society!

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