A 360° view of urban mobility in Copenhagen, Denmark

A 360° view of urban mobility in Copenhagen, Denmark

20 Sep 2018

With our new series of 360° pictures, you can experience best practice examples of urban planning & mobility in an interactive way.

Find the first article of the series about urban mobility in the Netherlands here.

Our next trip takes us to Copenhagen, often named as one of the world's most livable cities – and a city that hosts more bikes than inhabitants. Cycling is not only an important means of transportation – it has also become a dominant feature of the cityscape. The expansive network of segregated cycle paths is used heavily everyday – 45 % of Copenhagen’s population commute by bike every day.

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The Queen Louise's Bridge (Dronning Louise's Bro) connects inner Copenhagen and the Nørrebro district. Since the road was narrowed in favour of wider sidewalks and bike paths, it boasts expansive numbers of cyclists and pedestrians and has become the most frequented cycle path in Copenhagen. The electric bicycle counters set up on the bridge count up to 36,000 cyclists daily between 7am and 5pm. After the city installed plenty of benches on the bridge, the sunny side of Queen Louise's Bridge turned into a hip and popular hangout spot for many Copenhageners.

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Part of the extensive cycling infrastructure are spectacular bikeways such as the iconic Cykelslangen bridge build exclusively for cyclists. Standing out with its impressive layout, it is used by more than 10,000 cyclists daily and connects with Bryggebroen, another bike bridge crossing the harbor. These two bridges connects the city and transports cyclists across the harbor enabling much shorter ride times in direction to the universities and vice versa.

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The Superkilen Park was build as part of an urban improvement project in the Nørrebro district. It was planned through a public participation process and is intended to celebrate diversity, thus it offers a high variety of usages. The multifunctional urban space integrates green corridors into the urban center of Copenhagen and is stretching along a cycle path. Therefore it combines an urban park and a cycling gateway filled with objects and designs from all around the world.

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Tasinge Square is situated at the heart of Denmark’s first climate resilient neighbourhood. Because the city suffers regularly from flooding and heat islands, the square has been designed as a green oasis in a densely populated district. Tasinge Square is equipped with large sculptures that collect rainwater, which can be released into the vegetation through hand pumps. This exposed rainwater management is intended to stimulate a learning and demonstration process.

More 360° pictures of best practice urban planning examples in Denmark and other countries can be found on our Flickr channel.

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This article was first published at sutp.org on 12 September 2018.

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