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How Copenhagen Became a Cycling City

12:43 PM PDT on September 25, 2009

"In the 1970s, Copenhagen was an automobile-centered city. Huge public demonstrations in the early 1980s resulted in significant changes in the transportation infrastructure and in the years since it has become of one the preeminent cycling cities in the world. How and why did this change come about? What kind of policies and design principles were put in place to make Copenhagen such a cycling-friendly city? What has been the result of this change? This round table Q&A session features Niels Jensen, Senior Traffic Planner, City of Copenhagen, along with other Danish, Dutch, Belgian and German bicycle transportation policy professionals."

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