Gallery: Denmark Constructs Bicycle Superhighways For Copenhagen’s Comm...

 

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In April, Denmark completed the first of what will eventually be a network of 26 bicycle “superhighways”—smooth routes exclusively for Danes who wish to commute into Copenhagen by pedal-power alone. The $47 million, publicly-funded project will provide additional safe, well-equipped paths to the over 10,000 kilometers of bike paths already in place in the country. Although Denmark already has a sizable bike commuting population—some half a million each year—the superhighway is designed to encourage individuals who live more than five kilometers outside of the city’s capital to leave their cars at home and cycle to work.

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