Even with 40,000 cargo bikes in Copenhagen, most cargo bike action involving kids takes place in the neighbourhoods, where families live close to the schools. 26% of all Copenhagen families with two or more kids have a cargo bike. It's the Copenhagen version of the SUV.
There are cargo bikes with kids in the morning rush hour however. Here are a few of them. Just a kid reading a book on their way to school.
This gent did a spot of window shopping as he rolled past a shop on his morning commute.
These guys continued their conversation as they walked the last stretch to their destination.
Finding a new playlist, checking a map or a crucial, dramatic text from a love interest? We may never know.
Double basket action.
Adjusting the dog on the back rack.
The cycle tracks have the highest priority when clearing snow. They are cleared before the roads even get touched. Even on a Sunday evening, like in the photo above. Getting ready for the rush in the morning, but also providing clear cycling for whoever is out there at the moment, transporting themselves from A to B.
New Year's Eve in Copenhagen. 2015 became 2016. We headed out in the late afternoon to some friends. There is a veritable rush hour in Copenhagen from about 16:30 to 18:00. Traditionally, you get to where you're going by 18:00 to hear the Queen speak on television, with a little glass of wine or champagne. The bicycle traffic falls dramatically after 18:00. Parties are getting started all across the city.
There was drizzle when we left, which meant an umbrella was needed.
Unfortunately, the umbrella didn't work so... an alternative style was required.
The Biomega cargo bike was loaded with food and loads of wine for the evening ahead.
The cycle tracks were filled with revellers heading off to their parties.
Later... much later... it was time to head home. We saw this group of friends parting ways at an intersection. Saying thanks for a great night to each other.
We rolled through the city, which was still bustling with life even at three in the morning.
These three girls asked for directions to their next party.
They spotted their destination after some discussion and off they went as we headed home.
I took this photo on New Year's Eve a couple of years ago. It was 18:17 in Copenhagen. Temperature: 1 degree. The streets and bike lanes were busy with people heading to parties and get togethers. Bicycles everywhere.
An expectant mood. So expectant that one doesn't give riding in a skirt and heels in that temperature a second thought. It's what you do.
Pedel Power not only works well it also looks great. Biomechanics help Danes roll some 10.000.000 km on a day like this. Above: High heels & business jacket for the morning commute. Below: Majestic pose and effortless glide through the morning traffic.