Learning from Copenhagen

We all know how harmful vehicle emissions are to the environment and in the past, we’ve featured different ideas for eliminating our dependence on the car (such as Martin Angelov’s Kolelinia), but sometimes, their ideas are just that… ideas. It becomes hard to see how ideas about a city using bicycles as a main form of circulation could actually become a reality. Then, along comes Copenhagen. Check out this video we found on StreetFilms about the city’s crazy biking system and it is perfect proof that we can change our ways and be on the road to becoming a little greener in no time. While the kind of city life portrayed in the video may seem foreign to us, it is not far-fetched. If we use Copenhagen as a model, new urban design efforts can focus on incorporating more bike friendly systems that can completely change our perception of “the street.” If our visions illustrate the importance of a well-designed and developed cycling component, city planners will quickly follow suit and more cities all over the world will opt for greener transportation methods.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Learning from Copenhagen" 17 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/69212/learning-from-copenhagen> ISSN 0719-8884

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