For the first time there are more bikes than cars in Copenhagen

Finally, some good news. Denmark’s capital has always had a reputation for being cycling mad, and now Copenhagen is upping its green credentials with the number of bikes in the city overtaking the number of cars.

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Bikes for days 🚴🏻‍♀️❤️️ #copenhagen

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In 2009 Copenhagen installed an electric bicycle counter which tallies up the number using a sensor line on the bike lane, which then sends back information to the City of Copenhagen’s Centre for Traffic.

So – drum roll please – here is the current tally. There are 263,700 bikes in the city, compared with 252,600 cars.

It seems as though the city’s efforts to encourage cycling have paid off: they’ve invested €134 million into infrastructure, facilities and bicycle bridges.

In honour of this milestone, feast your eyes on these pictures of bikes around the city.

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since living in manchester, i think i'm even more fond of buildings that aren't a shade of grey. #copenhagen

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Cyclists. Taken towards Knippelsbro end of October.

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Good exercise and good for the environment? We can get on board with that.

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