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Nearly 400 km of bike lanes for you to explore

Photo: Thomas Høyrup Christensen

Thanks to its compact size, Copenhagen is simple and convenient to get around. You will find many options for exploring the city, from hopping on a bike or putting on comfortable walking shoes to jumping on the metro or a Harbor Bus boat. 


Copenhagen is a cyclist’s paradise

In Copenhagen, almost everyone owns a bike because of the convenience and safety of having biking lanes in almost every street. In fact, Copenhagen is one of the world’s best cities for riding bikes, and cycling is deeply ingrained in the city’s culture. In the Danish capital, bicycles outnumber cars, and Copenhagen has 382km (237 miles) of bike lanes.

Biking is for everyone of all ages. It's for commuting, it's for exercising, and it's for transporting kids or goods.


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Photo credit: Thomas Høyrup Christensen


Bike-friendly architecture

Bicycle architecture and mobility are essential in Copenhagen, where bikes outnumber cars by more than five to one, and commuters usually prefer to cycle rather than drive.
The city’s strategy around bicycle architecture – architecture that makes cycling more fun and feasible – is around providing creative design solutions that function well, thereby promoting a healthy lifestyle, which makes Copenhagen the world's most bicycle-friendly city. 
“A cycling city doesn’t build itself. Some serious thinking by architects shaped Copenhagen into one of the world’s most bike-friendly cities. How did they do it? They created bike parking to wide cycle lanes and car-free bike bridges to make sure the cyclist’s needs are prioritised.”
- Wonderful Copenhagen


Photo credit: Visit Copenhagen