Updated 26.10.2023

05 January 2011

Cycling in Winter in Copenhagen

Winter Copentraffic

Sometimes it's easier to let the photos do the talking. As mentioned before, 80% of Copenhageners cycle through the winter. That number is surely lower when we have hard winters with snowstorm after snowstorm, but the numbers are still impressive. Impressive to me. Probably astounding to others.

If you make the bicycle the fastest way to get from A to B in a city - what we call A2Bism for bicycles here at Copenhagenize - the strangest people will be spotted on bicycles. If you prioritize keeping your bicycle infrastructure clear of snow, people will ride.

In most of these shots the temperature was well below zero. Much lower with the typical Copenhagen wind.

Snowstorm Crowd

And no bicycle studs were harmed in the making of this blogpost. I never see them here and wouldn't possibly know where to buy them.

When you have as much urban cycling experience as the people of Copenhagen or a city like Amsterdam, you are pretty much trained to cycle in any weather. I'll just let my fellow citizens do the talking:

Snowstorm Evening
Winter Traffic Copenhagen Cargo Bike


Winter Traffic Copenhagen Flat Cap
Another Country


Winter Traffic Copenhagen Quartet
Winter Traffic Copenhagen


Snowstorm Shopping Transport
Snowstorm Headwind Mobile Chat


Snowstorm Boiler Suit
Snowstorm Bundled


Muscle It
Snowstorm Ploughing


Snowstorm Going Strong
Snowstorm Red Light


Winter Traffic Copenhagen Sweater
Snowstorm Backlight


Snowstorm Warm
Snowstorm Cargo


Snowstorm Bike Lane
Snowstorm Headwind 02


Winter Traffic Copenhagen Blue
Snow Drifting


Copenhagen Winter Day
Snowstorm Headwind 03


Winter Traffic