Copenhagenize.com: for the love of bicycle culture from copenhagen

It’s been a while since I’ve write some line on “Green” living. Hey, in fact, it’s been a while since I last updated my blog. lol. Anyway, coming back to the title, I was browsing Treehugger.com website the other day and saw an article about “Bicycle Commuter Superhighway in Copenhagen”. Can you believe it? A highway for bicycles! Man, the Danish really took this thing seriously. My hats off to them 🙂 Some excerpt from the orriginal articles.

Currently 55% of the citizens in central Copenhagen ride a bicycle daily and the number is 37% for Greater Copenhagen. While in many other countries anybody who cycles to work is often considered a ‘bicycle commuter’, most of the 500,000 people who cycle to work or education in Copenhagen don’t fit into the Danish version of this statistical category.

Source: Copenhagenize.com

and some of the highway features.

The routes will be developed on the existing bike lanes but they will have a number of improved features, according to the City’s vision:

– Smooth, even surfaces free of leaves, ice and snow.
– As direct as possible with no detours.
– Homogenous visual expression, for example, with signage and the trademark blue bike lanes through larger intersections.
– ‘Service stations’ with air and tools along the routes.
– Possibility to maintain a high speed and with sufficient width to overtake other cyclists.
– Safe and quick crossing priority for cyclists when they approach cross streets.
– Green Wave for cyclists through sections with frequent stop lights. [The Green Wave is in place on three main routes into Copenhagen already. Cycle 20 km/h and you hit green lights all the way.]

Source: Copenhagenize.com

Hmmm..I wonder, when can we have this kind of facilities in Malaysia?Officials from DBKL, KeTTHA and also MoE should look for this very thougouhly as it’ll benefits us all 😀 Let’s KLnize Kuala Lumpur 🙂

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