Prioritizing and innovation:- Urban life- Comfort- Travel time- Safety
Cycling is a contributing toA liveable city in a human scaleMobility in a human speedCheap mobility investmentsAccessability for allEasy access almost everywhere0-emission transportationCongestion is limitedSocial dimensionsPublic health dimension
By 201550% modal share on bikes80% of cyclist is feeling safe50% injuries reduction
Plan for congestion charging dropped… now we have a Congestion Commission!
Cycle Super HighwaysThe first cycle super highway(the Albertslund route) openedApril 14th 2012
”Dejlig cykelvej - mere af den slags” ”Total lækker tur”(Nice cycle path - more of the same please!) (Totally nice ride) ”Fantastisk cykelsti-system - derfor ”Broen er en genistreg” tager jeg ikke bilen” (A stroke of genius) (Fantastic bike-system. This is why I don’t take the car!) ”Tak for en lækker bro” ”Smuk tur, flere broer ønskes” (Thank you for a nice bridge) (Beautiful trip, more bridges please)
Health benefits from a 10% increase in cycling:Healthcare savings - $12 millReduced production losses - $31 mill3.3% drop in absence from work61,000 extra years of life46,000 fewer years of severe illness25 fewer early retirements (Traffitec 2006)
When a person chooses to cycle this is a clear gain for society of DKK1.22 per cycled kilometre. Conversely, society suffers a net loss ofDKK 0.69 per kilometre driven by car.In cost-benefit terms the health and life expectancy benefits of cyclingare seven times greater than the accident costs.The cost of a bicycle is DKK 0,33 per cycled kilometre coveringpurchase price and maintenance. The equivalent cost for a car is DKK2.20 per driven kilometre.