26 November 2007

Copenhagen Snow Boots

Go, originally uploaded by [Zakkaliciousness].

We had our first modest snowfall last night. We woke up to a lovely cityscape of dusty whiteness.

The girl pictured is wearing standard, elegant "snow boots". A little adverse weather doesn't have to stop anyone from being stylish.

The weather in Copenhagen is similar to Vancouver in Canada or even Seattle. We get a bit more snowfall - a couple of big dumps each winter - but there is nothing that stops the bike traffic.

When you have a dedicated bike lane infrastruture, you need - bien sur - dedicated bike lane street cleaning machines.

When it really snows here, they race along the bike lanes - alongside the snowploughs on the streets - and make the bike lanes ready for the next wave of bikes.


Francois said...

You lucky guys !
Here in France, they cleanup the street and throw the snow on the bike lanes... (when there's a bike lane... ;-) )

Zakkaliciousness said...

what a shame... time to move to Nice, n'est pas?

Nice weather and bike lanes

thanks for commenting!

Anonymous said...

High-five from Chicago.....where my gal pals & I ride all year 'round (sporting our high heels of course). ;)

Nice to see we are not "freaks" by doing so....mid-western city-folk just can't relate...well, the occasional man can in the summer oogling us in our dresses!

Zakkaliciousness said...

Thanks for that comment, anonymous! You go, girls! You'd fit right in in Copenhagen! Be chic, be cool and ride with a tailwind.

the mostly reverend said...

when we have foul weather here--year-round, be it snow or ice or tornadic-strength wind storms--the bike trals and paths are ALWAYS an after-thought, and large trees [not just branches] may block the trails for days stretching into weeks.
it's more than sad and angering, it's potentially tragic. the governing units will quickly post a fence and sign, closing the route, and then ignore actually DOING something about it.

Zakkaliciousness said...

Thanks, mostlyreverend.
i would dare say that our forest paths are also untended in winter, too.

but in the city, they're pretty good at ploughing the snow.