How Copenhagen Became a Cycling City

"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."


Supe Kim, SFMTA Get Tips From Copenhagen on Creating a Bikeable City

Supervisor Jane Kim and SFMTA officials took a trip last month to learn about best practices from two leading bike-friendly cities: Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden. “I’d assumed that [Copenhagen] always had a bike culture,” Kim told Streetsblog. “I was surprised to learn that they also had a cars-first culture through the 60s and 90s. They’ve actually […]

Berlin’s Striking Cycling Renaissance

Berlin is a hugely under-appreciated cycling city. Often overshadowed by the accomplishments of Amsterdam and Copenhagen, over the past two decades Berlin has quietly experienced what is perhaps the most striking cycling renaissance in the world. On any given day, more trips are now made by bicycle in Berlin than any other European city. Berlin […]