16 November 2007

Warmth


Warmth, originally uploaded by [Zakkaliciousness].

Your average Copenhagener in average winter cycling gear.

Regarding the statistics about how many Copenhageners ride to work or their educational institution each day - 36% of us - it is the winter months that drag the stats down so much.

On a warm, sunny day in July the estimates are that over 50% of the citizens of this city are on two wheels and looking fabulous.

In the winter the number drops. The average number of public transport users - 35% - increases in the colder months, as does car usage - which figures in at 28% normally.

Nevertheless, the bike lanes are busy even in snowy or rainy weather and a temperature tipping under the freezing point.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

...those are pretty amazing stats, when you think about it...particularly in light of the auto-culture that pervades this country (usa)...

...it's heartening to realize that although a lot of traits & interests are shared throughout western 'culture', a country like denmark hasn't bowed to conventional tastes...

...while i'm aware car & gas prices are much higher in most european nations, i also believe there is a danish national pride, an independence, at stake there...

Unknown said...

oh wow, those stats are fantastic!

Colville-Andersen said...

car and petrol prices are high, sure, but people choose to ride because it is easy... i'll post a post about the stats regarding why we ride.