#1Aug 10th, 2014
At just over 13 feet wide, the Cycle Snake allows faster riders going both directions to pass slower cargo bikes
Copenhagen has long been leading the world in citizen-pleasing infrastructure, and the country has yet again outdone itself. In June, it welcomed the Cykelslangen, or Cycle Snake, an elevated cyclist roadway over the harbor to ease congestion.
This road is the latest addition to one of the most bicycle-friendly city infrastructures (external - login to view) in the world. In Copenhagen, more than 50 percent of residents (external - login to view) ride their bicycles to work. Portland, Oregon, with the most bicycle commuters in the United States, clocks in at 6.1 percent. Credit those numbers to a culture that encourages cycling, but also to an infrastructure that does the same, with traffic lights timed for bicycle speeds, cobblestone paths with smoothed shoulders, and parking systems that position unoccupied cars as a buffer between cycle lanes and moving traffic. So many people cycle that itís become a quaint issue to find parking for the two-wheelers (external - login to view).
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