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The arrow on the street seems to add to the emphasis.

Copenhagenize - Copenhagen Bike Culture Blog
Copenhagen Cycle Chic blog

teo_ladodicivideo, diarmaede, ~~David, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. diarmaede ages ago | reply

    Love this shot. Great sense of motion.

    I notice that no one in Coppenhagen seems to wear a helmet. Here in the USA, I get angry looks and comments when I go out without my bike helmet. I generally manage to bite my tongue and not point out to those making the comments that thousands of lives would be saved every week if automobile drivers wore helmets.

  2. Dan | FramesMedia ages ago | reply

    Excellent tones.

  3. ~~David ages ago | reply

    Blouse and bag. My, what an emancipated culture you have. :-)

  4. ibikempls ages ago | reply

    What's the make of the bike? Looks like Old Dutch or similar. Definitely not a Gazelle.

  5. Mikael Colville-Andersen ages ago | reply

    Thanks everyone.
    @Diarmaede: Very few people wear helmets here. I don't. It messes up my hair - which is often the reason people give. Even the Vice-Mayor in charge of transport and infrastructure was quoted as saying that he doesn't wear a helmet because he has a big head and it makes him look stupid.
    I think, also, that because we ride on dedicated bike lanes, separated - by and large - from the cars, people don't feel unsafe or threatened.
    Although lately there are more interesting helmets appearing on the market - fashionable ones, cool ones like skateboarding helmets, and in many different colours. People won't wear those typical cycling helmets worn by bike racers.

    @Nanobiker: Old Dutch. And brand new by the looks of it. Don't see many Old Dutch bikes here. Danish brands dominate. But it's a nice bike.

  6. Voetmann ages ago | reply

    Great panning! Well done.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  7. jotαεlε ages ago | reply

    Did you took this one or was it Scott Schuman.
    Everything looks "so Sartorialist", awesome!

  8. Mikael Colville-Andersen ages ago | reply

    Thanks everyone.
    This is my shot, not Scott's :-)

  9. jotαεlε ages ago | reply

    Latest Scott shot

    You have attended the same photography school right? =)

  10. Mikael Colville-Andersen ages ago | reply

    Taught him everything he knows... :-)

  11. mAhdi1234 ages ago | reply

    hmm great capture ;)

  12. James Holme ages ago | reply

    The reason why people don't wear helmets like you said it because cyclists are "considered" from the beginning. They are not an after thought like in the UK. I spend some time in Holland and the priority is given to cyclists, cycling in Holland is fun and safe. Cycling in the UK can be dangerous and a helmet is considered sensible. I don't wear one as it hot and looks crap but Im told that Im mad because you don't wear one.

  13. Mikael Colville-Andersen ages ago | reply

    Exactly. In this city and others like it where bicycle culture is advanced, biking is safe because of our highly-developed infrastructure.

    Technically, if helmets were made mandatory then all pedestrians would have to wear them, too.

    Wouldn't that look stupid.

  14. axiomatic statement [deleted] ages ago | reply

    Beauties biking in heels? I could be happy there.

  15. The School House ages ago | reply

    This is why you should wear a helmet:

  16. Mikael Colville-Andersen ages ago | reply

    This is why you should question everything you hear about helmets:
    Bicycle Helmet Research Foundation

    The facts and the science are more important than emotional blackmail.
    A Helmet Saved My Life!

  17. cloud.mem ages ago | reply

    Really great photo.

    I've got that same bike (same colour too). I used to have it in yellow, but it broke and they'd apparently stopped making them in yellow.. Really odd.

  18. glistening school [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Skirt & Dress Ladies On Bicycle - Club, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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