The Life-Sized City Blog: Copenthings

A famous [locally] wall mural on Nørrebrogade featuring that iconic figure of a cycling girl. Appropriately, this is the street that will be closed off to through traffic in order to A. create a more liveable area and B. accomodate more bikes and busses. 75,000 use this stretch each day. 35,000 are bikes and 15,000 are cars. For a three month trial period from October cars and trucks will not be welcome. Read an earlier blog post about it.

It's the same street that currently features the Green Wave. Ride 20 km/h and hit green all the way... on your bike.

I just love this. This is from a free magazine called Kiwi, published by a supermarket. It's mostly for women and in the Readers' Tips and Tricks section, a woman sent this tip in.

"When it rains I just wrap a thick elastic around my pedal. It helps keep my feet from slipping."

Wonderful. In one of the world's wealthiest countries and a nation with proud design traditions all you need is a thick elastic on your pedals when it rains. No fancy, expensive gear. Just be practical and sensible and off you go.

Lulu-Sophia turns one on Saturday and I to transport a present home on the Velorbis Scrap Deluxe. A strap. A bit of string and off I went.

Here's an example of how bike lanes are respected. The cables leading to the scaffolding are draped high over the bike lane so as not to disrupt the bicycle traffic. It's the law but what's more, it's nice.

Publication from August 1938 called Sex & Society - Publication for Sexual Health.

Featuring two bikes - a lady's and a gents - parked outside a tent wherein they are assumed to be 'getting busy'. :-) Click on the photo to see the Flickr page where I translate the text.

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