Last week, Copenhagen hosted the Velo-City Global 2010
conference featuring over 1,000 attendees, advocates, and bike
enthusiasts from all over the world. It was awesome and awe-inspiring.
The city that loves biking welcomed us with open arms.
On the third night of the conference, Copenhagen did something it
doesn't do often: it held a spectacular bike parade! This critical
mass-style celebration featured young and old on all sorts of bikes
and filled the streets with laughter and music. In fact, some
participants told us they thought it was the first of its kind in 24
years. I guess when every day is a massive critical mass of cyclists
(38 percent of all trips are bike) then why do you ever need to declare your right to the road?
The optimistic mood of the conference and growing momentum for
bicycling facilities worldwide was as inspiring as the people of this
great, livable city. Don't miss the next one in March 2011 in Sevilla, Spain,
which we were told is seeing skyrocketing numbers of those taking to the