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July 25, 2014

On Wheels

It’s early in morning when I find myself in a big traffic – bicycle traffic. People go to work, it’s a dynamic motion. The city junctions are full of bikes, the diversity is big – urban bikes, three wheels bikes, road bikes. The riders are also quite different – elegant ladies in high heels, businesspeople, sports men and women, students, pupils, elderly citizens. The stoplight turns green, there is a slight commotion, the riders begin a competition. I have the feeling that a sudden crash is going to happen. It seems like a big chaos, but only for an observer who finds himself for the first time in Copenhagen.

The bicycle lanes are perfect, very smooth and large. There are stop lights and signs only for bikes.

Norrebrogade boulevard is the bigest bike artery in the city. Few yars ago after a referendum, the citizens of Copenhagen decided to limit the motor vehicles and to enlarge the biking area. Now 50 percent of the road is а “bike highway”.

Unna Ditleu / 47 / 10 km per day

Viktor Kofoed / 11 / goes to school by bike accompanied by his parents

Robert Kofoed / 7 / goes to school by bike accompanied by his parents

Jannich Grade / 57 / journalist / 10 km per day

Marian Orlovsky / 33 / Chech Republic – has lived in Copenhagen for 12 years / antique seller / 20 km per day

David / 21 / bike mechanics / 12 km per day

Sarah – Rannva / 35 / artist and body therapist / 15 -30 km per day

Anne-Marie Christina Thoft / 33 / inovation consultant / 5 months pregnant / 15 km per day

Jorgen Nguyen / 32 / journalist and photographer / 18 km per day

Madhat Kuddoura / 44 / restaurant assistant/ 12-15 km per day

Nora / 33 / Bulgaria / has lived in Copenhagen for 7 years / physician / 15 – 20 km per day

Sofi / 27 / journalist / 10 km per day

Peter Schmidt / 27 / physiotherapist / 15 km per day

Angel / 28 / learns Danish / 5-10 km per day

Alma / 14 / student / 3 km per day

Cleo / 14 / student /2 km per day

Paul Daugbjerg / 64 / managing therapist / 12 km per day

Klara Enevoldsen / 9 / goes to school by bike accompanied by her parents

Asta Enevoldsen / 7 / goes to school by bike accompanied by her parents

Tina Enevoldsen / 45 / 8-10 km per day

Marta / 25 / Spain / student – master in biotechnology / 10 km per day

Luybo / 26 / Bulgaria / student – master in biotechnology / 25 km per day

Luybo / 26 / Bulgaria / student – master in biotechnology / 25 km per day

Luybo / 26 / Bulgaria / student – master in biotechnology / 25 km per day

Lith Frifelt / 29 / physician / 20 km per day

Anne Sorensen / 29 / consultant / 6 months pregnant / 5 km per day

Kenneth / 49 / postman / 25 km per day

Kenneth / 49 / postman / 25 km per day

Copenhagen, random portrait

Copenhagen, random portrait

The bike roads length in Copenhagen is 400 kilometers.

The bike roads length in Copenhagen is 400 kilometers.

More than 50 percent of the citizens of Copenhagen go to work, school and university by bike.

Most of the members of the parliament go to work by bike

Copenhagen is the European Green Capital of 2014

There are more bikes in Copenhagen than registered citizens

The city is a bike paradise.

Copenhagen has the perfect bike infrastructure, the motor vihacles are not attractive. Riding bike is practical and it brings a lot of fun.

The whole material is published in Bulgarian sport magazine – 360

 

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