10 April 2010

Copenhagen Blue

Blue Blue
Copenhagen Blue.

10 comments:

A Good Moroccan said...

They do take cycling seriously in Copenhagen - you can't miss that blue paint !

gih said...

haha. a short way for cycling.

Anonymous said...

Copenhageners: Luckiest cyclists on Earth!!! :)
Lemony

Mika said...

Now I know where I want to move to!!

eva said...

we have similar lanes in Long Beach,Ca - which are painted green. Cars are still allowed to drive in them if there are no bicycles present.
It would be nice to have painted Bike-only lanes though!

Jim Baross said...

I plan to visit Copenhagen in late June. The contrarian in me wonders if the blue area is also "bike jail"; what happens to bicyclists who use the normal lanes? In Amsterdam I got honked at/ostracized for leaving the cycle tracks to make the normal movements allowed to bicyclists in the USA, like left turns.

A Parisian Cyclist said...

Very nice picture, as always! I really enjoyed Copenhagen riding when I visited the city, two years ago.
You are extremely lucky to leave in such a cycling city!

joehebden said...

Excellent shot !

William said...

@Eva, this is not a lane as such.
They are there to mark where the bikes will pass, in the intersection.
If you look at the google-maps view, you can see that there's a lane on each side of the intersection, and a blue marking inbetween. Due south is a painted bike-only lane.
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Rubinsteinsvej+34,+2450,+Copenhagen,+Denmark&ll=55.675236,12.562003&spn=0.001125,0.002411&t=h&z=19

@Jim Baross, following US traffic regulations in other countries will get you honked at. You shouldn't be surprised at that.
(but yes, the blue line could be seen as bike jail, unless you're turning)

eva said...

i see what you mean William - that is still a great safety precaution & a nice courtesy for cyclists!