1. Checking the time on clock towers, win dow shopping as they pass storefronts, waving at friends and stopping to chat with them. Doing everything pedestrians have done for millennia, just at a quicker pace. The average speed that 400,000 daily cyclists in Copenhagen settle upon in their collective subconscious is 16 kilometers per hour (a little less than 10 miles per hour). In Amsterdam, it has been measured at about 15 km/h (a little more than 9 mph).
  2. Because you know what the great thing about Personal are Emotional Mobility is? It describes perfectly what the bicycle can offer the person who rides it. It is a brilliant description of what I, personally, get out of riding a bicycle in cities. My personal and emotional attachment with the cityscape, as well as with my fellow citizens, whether on bicycles or on foot, is intensified, heightened. I interact with my urban landscape as I roll down the cycle tracks or streets of my own or any on it I am an integral, active, and visible element is' skir in the city. Offering yet another human thread that strengthens the social fabric.
  3. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. - Einstein
  4. A2Bism is a key factor in making cycling desirable. The City of Copenhagen has been asking the citizens since the 1990s to specify their main reason for riding a bike in the city. The numbers never change: 56 percent say that it is quick; 19 my percent say that they like getting some exercise (not fitness cycling, just riding to work to help them get that 30 minutes of exercise that the doc tor said they should); 6 percent say it's because it’s inexpensive; and only 1 percent say they ride to save the planet (that is, environmental reasons).
  5. A 2017 study from the University of Glasgow found that cycling to work reduces the risk of cancer by 45 percent, the risk of heart disease by 46 percent, and the risk of premature death caused by those illnesses by 41 percent. And remember, the health benefits of daily cycling are 20 times greater than any risk.
  6. with the current levels of cycling to work in Denmark, we prevent around 10,000 new cases of cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes-and 2,500 premature deaths-every single year.
  7. We are still far from the levels of cargo bike transport that we enjoyed in the 1920s and 1930s. In the Cyclelogistics project, we conducted research into this potential. It turns out that a whop ping 51 percent of all goods transported in a European city be be moved by bicycle or cargo bike. That means we can free up a great deal of space by eliminating many of the trucks on our streets.
  8. The City of Malmö, Sweden, has run a great campaign for several years called Inga löjliga bilresor ("No ridiculous car trips"), which was focused on the urban folly of driving a car on trips under five kilometers (three miles). Motorists were encouraged to send in their most ridiculous car trip, and the craziest one would win a bike and accessories. One winner described how she would back out of her driveway onto her one way street and back up for 200 meters (about 650 feet) to the school to drop off her kid before heading to work. The campaign was a massive success. Its reverse psychology was refreshing.
  9. Like one campaign from the City of Copenhagen's health department that stated: "You're safer on a bike than on a sofa! / This I just in! 2,000 Danes extended their lives this year because they cycle daily! / You have to cycle 4,000 years in Copenhagen before getting into a crash! / Shop revenue up after cycle tracks were put in! / Children who cycle to school are more alert and healthy!”
  10. The fast track that I secretly suspected was possible when I began has proven itself to exist. For every Seville, Buenos Aires, Minneapolis, Almetyevsk, or Bordeaux there are 50 cities still sitting on their hands. But man, there is Seville, Buenos Aires, Minneapolis, Almetyevsk, Bordeaux, and many other cities in the same vein. These bicycle-urbanism zeroes-to-heroes are leading the way just as much as Copenhagen or Amsterdam.