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Young girls in stilettos and busy businessmen in suits

No matter the weather - and no matter where they are going - Danes go by bike!
Young girls in stilettos and busy businessmen in suits

Photo: Michael Colville-Andersen

Facts about biking in Copenhagen:

  • 50 % of all Copenhageners commute to work or study by bike.
  • 35 % of all who work in Copenhagen – including people who live in the suburbs and neighbouring towns but work in Copenhagen - commute to work by bike.
  • 25 % of all families with two kids in Copenhagen have a cargo bike they use to transport the kids to kindergarten and for grocery shopping etc.
  • In total Copenhageners bike 1.2 million kilometers a year, which equals a trip to the moon and back, twice. In comparison Copenhageners only travel 660.000 kilometers by Metro.

Why do the Danes love to bike?