Bike Congestion Problems in Copenhagen
It is astonishing that nearly 40% of people in Copenhagen cycle to work, and the number is expected to break even by 2015. But "the sheer success of the drive to get more locals and tourists on bikes is creating a dangerous, intimidating and unpleasant climate for cyclists in the city," reports Amelia Hill for The Guardian.
She adds, "Even to an untrained eye, it is immediately obvious that the city is struggling to cater for its growing number of cyclists. It is already near-impossible to find cycling parking places near main stations, while cycling lanes that seem gargantuan to British eyes – three to four meters wide compared to our 1.5 meters – are buried at certain times of day beneath the scrum of cyclists traversing the city."