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April 30, 2012

Life Is a (Bicycle) Highway

The city of Copenhagen has finally launched the first section of the long-awaited  "Bicycle Superhighway" that will stretch about 300 kilometers, according to the Danish bike blog Copenhagenize, which writes of the years of planning that went into the project: "I shudder at the thought of how many meetings were required and how many litres of crappy, municipal coffee were consumed."

The blog adds, "This area of Greater Copenhagen is a product of the late 60s and early 70s. Back then planning for bicycles was integrated into the design of the areas. As a result, cycle tracks avoid main streets and there are many overpasses over the cycle infrastructure for cars, allowing safe routes to everywhere in the area." Click here for more details and great photos.

Inspired to dust off your beloved bike? Check out the Sierra Club's bike resource page.

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