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Cycling in Copenhagen is - as with most cycling in Denmark - an important means of transportation and a dominating feature of the cityscape, often noticed by visitors.The city offers a variety of favourable cycling conditions — dense urban proximities, short distances and flat terrain — along with an extensive and well-designed system of cycle tracks. This has earned it a reputation as one of the most—possibly the most—bicycle-friendly city in the world. Every day 1.2 million kilometres (789.000 mi) are cycled in Copenhagen, with 36% of all citizens commuting to work, school or university by bicycle,in fact more people commute by bicycle in greater Copenhagen, than cycle to work in the entire United States.Cycling is generally perceived as a healthier, environmentally friendly, cheaper and often quicker way around town than by public transport or car and it is therefore municipal policy for the number of commuters by bike to go up to 50% by 2015.

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  • Copyright: Juanjo Torrado (JTorrado) (23)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-05-21
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-11-04 13:20
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