A few days ago our local weekly newspaper published a list of bicycle friendly cities in the USA. Then it ran through my mind, bike friendly in what way. Ride your bike to work friendly or we have 1,000 miles of bike trails friendly? I know, some of the trails could be used for getting to work, but the streets off the trails may not be so friendly. One of my lifelong friends delivered blueprints on a bicycle in downtown Dallas. This was maybe late 60’s, early 70’s. I can’t imagine riding a bike in downtown Dallas now. Dallas didn’t even make the list of 140 or so USA cities on the League of American Bicyclist. What’s up with that Dallas?
I’m still working on my study of bike friendly cities on the internet and all the different list that different orginazations have published, but from these flicks on You Tube, Copenhagen would be hard to beat. I think Denmark is a bike friendly country. If the whole world when this way, what would happen to the world economy? It would have a big influence. Just something to think about.
BTW, my biking interest, for whatever reason, has turned to recumbent bikes. Unless I missed one, I don’t see one recumbent in the follow 4 videos. Correct me if I’m wrong.
This flick says only 40% of people in Copenhagen have cars. I decided to do a little more study on the subject. I see no fat people. There seems to be more bikes than cars.
So I looked at another. Are they trying to tell us something?
Just to make sure, I watched another. See they do have problems.
Who would want to ride a bike to work on streets like this.
How does the good old USA ever get there.