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2007 07 19
Hello From Copenhagen
In Sweden and Denmark civic authorities have done something exceptional: they designed cities for walking and cycling. This image is of a biking and walking path down a boulevard in Gothenberg. Cyclists have their own lanes on roads - real lanes with real stop lights of their own. Imagine.

We needed bicyles to test out Sweden's bike lanes and we found a classic bike design. These are gentrified Swedish army bikes that must be forty years old. They also weighed about 40 kilos each. Strangely though, once you got them up to speed they were very comfortable.

These bikes, on the other hand, are design mock ups at the Danish Centre for Design in Copenhagen..

More from the Centre for Design.

I'm in a hotel room right now. Finally have Internet access. Sarah is waiting in the lobby while I type this. Got to run.

[email this story] Posted by R Ouellette on 07/19 at 09:42 AM

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