11 August 2008

Elderly Mobility

Elderly Transport in the Rain
While we have many elderly cyclists in Copenhagen, there are those who find themselves less mobile than they'd like - including some who are not yet elderly - but they are still happily mobile in the streets of Copenhagen.
Heading For The City
These electric wonders come in a vast variety of designs and they are allowed to use the existing bike lane infrastructure. Or on stretches without, they zip their way through the traffic like other vehicles, like the photo at the top.
Elderly Transport Style
I love these electric mobility vehicles. Having our elderly and less-mobile citizens out in the city together with the rest of us is a plus for society and for them.
Cool Car by Harbour
I've posted this photo before, but man... it is so cool, that electric car.

In completely unrelated news, allow me to post this tidbit from our local neighbourhood newspaper.
Cycle of Justice
"Two alert cyclists were the direct reason that Olsen Furs on Gammel Kongevej got the furs back that were stolen on Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly before 16:00 a man and a woman came into the shop and the woman succeeded in distracting the shopkeeper so much that the man could sneak out of the shop with two furs worth 10,000 kroner each.

Just then two cyclists came past and saw the man leaving the shop with the furs and they chased him. He ended up ditching the furs and running off."

3 comments:

Philboy said...

I would be happy to share the bicycle lanes with someone on a motorized wheelchair, but I'm not so happy about sharing them with someone on a scooter or motorized bicycle. How do you feel about that and how is that seen in Copenhagen? Is it OK for motorized cycles to ride in bicycle lanes?

Zakkaliciousness said...

i don't fancy scooters on the bike lanes, but they are allowed. smaller ones that have a max speed of 40 km/h. larger ones need a number plate and have to use the road.

Carl V. said...

That little red electric car is so cute! Love it!