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Copenhagen – The city of cycling

0 Comments 30 July 2010

Copenhagen Cycle Parade 2010 | Photo by Martti Tulenheimo

Ah, Copenhagen. Whenever one is looking for some information about cycling, two cities are usually featured: Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. 38 percent of the city’s population commutes with their bike daily, and I bumped to this awesome video from the 2010 Velo-city happening by film maker Clarence Eckerson, Jr. who made a short documentary about Copenhagen and its bikes through the eyes of a North American.
Although things in Finland are pretty okay in regards of cyclists and their safety, it’s nothing like they have in Copenhagen. I sure wish it would. See the video from below.

Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

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Coming Thru (or Coming Through - as that URL was taken) is a daily updated bike magazine - a collection of writings and links that relate to biking in its every form. The idea started from when Maarten met Markus decided to finally start collecting the things we like about bikes and talk about our everyday adventures in dodging moving objects at high speeds.The site is run by a collage of cyclists, most notably by Canadian Johanna MacDonald, Belgian Maarten Patteeuw and Finnish Markus Sandelin.

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