Copenhagen Rush Hour

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    © Mikael Colville-Andersen. All Rights Reserved
    I'm shooting a film about Copenhagen's bike culture at the moment and took some stills while I was at it.

    The morning rush hour. Over 35,000 bikes pass this point each day.

    pedals, paigecolbert, morbandit, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Ted Ullrich 81 months ago | reply

      exciting - i can't wait.
      where can we get more info on the movie?

    2. miss_kcc 81 months ago | reply

      yep, I look forward to hearing more about/seeing the film!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    3. Kiwi Morado 81 months ago | reply

      wow, on just a regular day? we are working for that to happen here :)

    4. Mikael Colville-Andersen 81 months ago | reply

      thanks, all. it's just a little promo video on cycling in copenahgen. a music video.

      i'll keep you posted over at

      yep, this is a regular day... well not really... many people aren't home from summer holidays yet. so normally there are more people.

    5. Robert the Noid 81 months ago | reply

      Every time I look at your pictures I get more and more jealous. How I would love to live somewhere like this, a place that bicycling is a way of life. And your pictures are so expressive of this.

    6. 81 months ago | reply

      Zak, where is that ?

    7. Mikael Colville-Andersen 81 months ago | reply

      thanks robert... i think envious is a better word than jealous... :-)

      bosie... what do you mean? where in copenhagen? at the south end of Dronning Louise's bridge, where nørrebrogade becomes frederiksborggade.

      check the geomap on the right.

    8. terrors 81 months ago | reply

      currently on a local cycling coalition newsletter on the web we are having a discussion about speed and imposed speed limits in some cities on their trails/lanes/paths. Is there a speed limit on the cycling lanes in Copenhagen or does the sheer number of cyclists keep the speed reasonable ?

    9. ManfredKZ [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image, great capture! Different from Edmonton, where I feel like a lonely wolf (or bear) on the street with my bike :-)

    10. miguel etges 81 months ago | reply

      oh my good!!
      its too much!!
      i am happy for this!!
      great documentation

    11. Mikael Colville-Andersen 81 months ago | reply

      thanks, everyone.

      regarding speed limits: i believe - but i'm not sure - that the speed limit for bike lanes is 40 kph. But that is just symbolic. Nobody goes that fast. The average speed for cyclists in Copenhagen is 15 kph. On some streets we have a green wave for cyclists - if you ride 20 kph you'll hit green lights all the way.

      cyclists here aren't sport freaks... they're just going to work or school... so speed isn't really a factor.

      we are planning on following the lead of dozens of other European cities and lowering the speed limit for cars in the city centre - from 50 down to 30 or 40.

    12. 81 months ago | reply

      Zaka, sorry i didn't see you had the photo geotagged. thanks for the answer though ;)

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