I am hoping to try it out by bike sometime today. My friend A went through it and reports that navigating the tracks and trolley scared her to death.
Meanwhile, as we celebrate getting the underpass, Copenhagen will get 13 new bike super-highways.
According to the article, 55 percent of Copenhagen citizens ride their bike daily! A different world.
Here are the features for the proposed bike highways:
- Smooth, even surfaces free of leaves, ice and snow.
- As direct as possible with no detours.
- Homogenous visual expression, for example, with signage and the trademark blue bike lanes through larger intersections.
- ‘Service stations’ with air and tools along the routes.
- Possibility to maintain a high speed and with sufficient width to overtake other cyclists.
- Safe and quick crossing priority for cyclists when they approach cross streets.
- Green Wave for cyclists through sections with frequent stop lights. [The Green Wave is in place on three main routes into Copenhagen already. Cycle 20 km/h and you hit green lights all the way.]
The new commuter routes are expected to cost roughly 250 million kroner [$47 million]. A net of routes of similar length, isolated and away from the streets would cost between 1 and 1.5 billion kroner. [$200-280 million].