On Monday afternoon, I officially became a cyclist in København! I purchased a used bike for 700 krone, got the lights and the bell (both required by law), and off I went. It seems that everyone bikes here, because it is flat and the roads are designed for cyclists. There is a level for cars, a level for the bikes, and a level for the pedestrians. There is room to pass, so everyone can ride at their own speed. The bikes are durable, with an internal hub so the salt/snow/water does not effect the gears. My professor did a presentation on Copenhagen, and included some numbers: inner city population is 550,000, inner city bikes 650,000. More bikes than people!
|Parking at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts|
|Informal parking in front of the grocery store|
|Typical street in section|
|Green so I can find my bike!|
|Saturday afternoon, not too many in front of |
my house now. Yes! Easy to find a spot!