Copenhagen: the 2014 European Green Capital is a city where four out of 10 people commute by bike. It has more than 390km of cycle lanes and has set itself the ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.
Mikael Colville-Andersen is a Danish-Canadian urban mobility expert and one of the leading voices in global urbanism. He consults cities & governments and also applies his marketing expertise on communication campaigns promoting bicycles as transport. Mikael coined the phrase „Copenhagenize“, which now stands for the concept in urban planning and design with the purpose of encouraging cycling.
Today, the question has finally been transformed into: “how many people can we move down the street?” For the first time in 100 years we are looking at our cities in a different way and “the bicycle leads the way,” says Colville-Andersen. He quotes former mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanöe: “The fact is that automobiles no longer have a place in the big cities of our time.”
More info on : Copenhagenize.com – Bicycle Culture by Design