14 May 2012
Choo Choo Cycling
In the late 1980's the Danish railways were at last forced to accept cycles in the trains. It proved an immediate success.
Today millions of people commute every year by combining train and cycling. And 13 of the busiest railway stations have repair shops to take care of your bike if needed.
Designing the bicycle cars was a challenge. For the first few years cyclists and passengers had to struggle for the same tight space in front of the doors. Now there are dedicated cycle cars with flexible parking areas.
Since last year its been free to bring your bike on the train. Further increasing the number of people who combine cycle and train for their daily commute.
Today the Danish railways love their cyclists. The main challenge is to make sure that the train services are regular and punctual.