Copenhagen updates

Copenhagen has been doing a lot to accommodate and encourage cycling recently, and here’s another great Streetfilms video showing that. The film features some of the Copenhagenize team proudly demonstrating some of the new features and developments, including the Snake bridge and the Green Wave. Brilliant! If you love cycling, you’ll want to visit Copenhagen!

 

 

Borgen Bike Culture

I admit I’m a fan of Nordic Noire dramas. At the moment the third series of Borgen is showing on BBC4 in the UK, and I love how bike culture is effortlessly incorporated into the programme.

Perhaps it’s not surprising – it is set in Copenhagen, after all! In this picture the ex-Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg (played by Sidse Babett Knudsen) is seen riding her newly purchased second hand bike (in The Right Shade of Brown).

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And in a previous episode (The Land is Built on Law), the ex-PM’s media advisor Katrine Fønsmark (played by Birgitte Hjort Sørenson) and the head of a Danish TV channel, Alex Hjort (played by Christian Tafdrup), have an impromtu encounter whilst riding their bikes.

IMG_00000422Cycling in Copenhagen is something that people just do, it’s a convenient way to get around and the infrastructure is there to enable that. It’s not seen as a cheap mode of transport for people who can’t afford a car. It’s a desirable form of transport in its own right for everyday journeys.

Cycling Copenhagen through North American eyes

For ‘North American’ I think you can also substitute ‘British’ and indeed ‘North East Lincs’ eyes, as well. In complete contrast to the carnage of these last few days in London, where there have been no less than four cyclists killed in eight days, the streets of Copenhagen demonstrate exactly how good and pleasant city cycling can be.

If only the powers that be in this country, both nationally and locally, would open their eyes, see the possibilities and get the vision, our towns and cities could be transformed into something very special indeed.

Another great film from Streetfilms. Enjoy:

Political Will (Copenhagen Design 10)

Nothing to do with the Foreign Secretary, this is the tenth and final video of a series of ten from Copenhagenize.com, looking at the most important design elements in Copenhagen’s impressive bicycle culture. Hope you’ve enjoyed them 🙂 I certainly have!

The 10th and final episode in the series by über intern Ivan Conte.

Desire lines (Copenhagen Design 9)

This is the ninth in a series of ten videos from Copenhagenize.com, looking at the most important design elements in Copenhagen’s impressive bicycle culture.

Cargo bikes (Copenhagen Design 8)

This is the eighth in a series of ten videos from Copenhagenize.com, looking at the most important design elements in Copenhagen’s impressive bicycle culture.

Episode 08 is here. Ûber intern Ivan Conte and the Copenhagenize Design Co. team explore another integral aspect of Copenhagen’s bicycle-friendliness – the use of cargo bikes.

Lest we forget… the Copenhagenize Design Co. book CARGO BIKE NATION is available for online purchase.

Micro design (Copenhagen Design 7)

This is the seventh in a series of ten videos from Copenhagenize.com, looking at the most important design elements in Copenhagen’s impressive bicycle culture.

The next episode in the series by Copenhagenize Design Co. überintern Ivan Conte is Micro Design, a natural follow-up to the previous episode on Macro Design.

Macro design (Copenhagen Design 6)

This is the sixth in a series of ten videos from Copenhagenize.com, looking at the most important design elements in Copenhagen’s impressive bicycle culture.

Here we go… episode 06 of the Top 10 Design Elements in a bicycle-friendly Copenhagen. Über-intern Ivan Conte presents Copenhagenize’s Kristen Maddox as she discusses the importance of Macro Design.

Nørrebrogade (Copenhagen Design 5)

This is the fifth in a series of ten videos from Copenhagenize.com, looking at the most important design elements in Copenhagen’s impressive bicycle culture.

In Episode 05 we highlight what really is the greatest project of the past decade in Copenhagen. The retrofitting of the street Nørrebrogade.

Safety Details (Copenhagen Design 4)

This is the forth in a series of ten videos from Copenhagenize.com, looking at the most important design elements in Copenhagen’s impressive bicycle culture.

Here you go. Episode 04 in our series about the Top 10 design elements that make Copenhagen a bicycle friendly city.

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