Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark. It is located on the island of Zeland and partly on the island of Amager. It used to be a Viking fishing village. It is characterized by beautiful Scandinavian architecture, lots of green areas and lots of bicycles. But why is it called the friendliest city for bikes in the world?

In the morning you can see tens of thousands of cyclists riding in a hurry and everyone has a goal in this. Some are going to work, to school, others are taking children to kindergarten, others are going to a business meeting, next cyclists are already at work and are carrying goods with e-cargo bike. Residents of other cities are wondering why there are so many cyclists in Copenhagen whether it’s culture, care for ecology, willingness to live economically, willingness to be fit or maybe a little bit of everything, opinions are divided. After a long reflection however we must agree that the greatest merit of this is the infrastructure. The Danish authorities invest not only for the sake of their inhabitants but also for the desire to show the whole world that it is possible to create a smart city without excessive exhaust fumes and noise, where people are intelligent and aware that ecology and taking care of their own health are the best way to improve the quality of life the whole of society. When designing the infrastructure of course, the greatest emphasis was placed on safety. Numerous speed limits up to 30 km / h and even 20 km / h and a ban on entering the city of cars with diesel engines or in poor technical condition. Construction of bridges and tunnels for cyclists and pedestrians. Separating bicycle paths from the streets with car parks or collision-free intersections are just a few examples of caring for safety.

The city of Copenhagen alone has around 800,000 inhabitants and the entire urban complex has over 1,300,000 inhabitants. About 50% of people travel by bike every day to work, school or to a meeting. No wonder, because with such a developed network of bicycle paths with bridges and tunnels inaccessible to cars by bicycle, we are simply faster everywhere. We have green wave paths here, i.e. during rush hours we use green light at intersections. Bicycle parking lots and stops with a compressor and tools needed for bicycle service. Bicycle routes are connected with practically all important public buildings. Below are some architectural examples related to cycling culture:

Cykelslangen also called Bicycle Snake. A bicycle bridge with a length of 220 meters.

The Harbor Circle 13km route around Copenhagen.

The Six Wooden Giants is a 31 km long route through the woods on the outskirts of Copenhagen

BeCopenhagen offers guided tours geared towards learning about architecture, cycling culture and city life.

Bicycle paths on Amager island

In Copenhagen we can find countless monuments and historical places, which of course can be reached by bike. Below are some of them:

Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose history dates back to 1209.

The Royal Palace of Amalienborg from 1794 the official residence of the Danish monarchs.

Rosenborg Castle Former residence of Danish kings from the 17th century

Copenhagen is the perfect place for lovers of two wheels.

There are countless bicycle paths here, thanks to which we will get to know the city without leaving the saddle. To improve movement around the city and increase the distance traveled daily the best solution will be an ebike.