See the latest infrastructural jewel of Copenhagen
This new boon for the city provides a safe and quick link across the harbour
- July 08, 2019 19:30
- Monika Dimitrova
The waterfront landscape of the Danish capital Copenhagen has changed in recent years thanks to new bridges and investment projects in areas such as Sydhavn and Refshaleøen. Last week the new cycling and pedestrian bridge, Lille Langebro, opened for traffic, announced Copenhagen Municipality. The new boon for the city provides a safe and quick link across the harbour, and it will attract the crowds like other cycling bridges. The bridge will become part of the green Amager Route cycling highway and is expected to serve some 10,500 cyclists and pedestrians on a daily basis. It will also help to generate more life along the wharf by the Royal Library, BLOX and Kalvebod Bølge.
The cycling superhighway network in the Copenhagen region currently consists of 26 member municipalities. It presently includes about 750 km of bicycle paths along 45 different routes with an aim to encourage more people to abandon the car when commuting to work. A cycling superhighway is a highway, where the highest priority is being given to the commuters’ needs. Copenhagen Municipality seeks to create routes that offer direct passage as well as a comfortable and safe service. Cycling offers huge benefits for people and for society, but it requires highly prioritized biking conditions if the bicycle is to succeed as a competitive means of transportation.
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