04 September 2008

Copenthings

Cycle Mural
A famous [locally] wall mural on Nørrebrogade featuring that iconic figure of a cycling girl. Appropriately, this is the street that will be closed off to through traffic in order to A. create a more liveable area and B. accomodate more bikes and busses. 75,000 use this stretch each day. 35,000 are bikes and 15,000 are cars. For a three month trial period from October cars and trucks will not be welcome. Read an earlier blog post about it.

The Green Wave
It's the same street that currently features the Green Wave. Ride 20 km/h and hit green all the way... on your bike.

Copenhagen Bike Gear
I just love this. This is from a free magazine called Kiwi, published by a supermarket. It's mostly for women and in the Readers' Tips and Tricks section, a woman sent this tip in.

"When it rains I just wrap a thick elastic around my pedal. It helps keep my feet from slipping."


Wonderful. In one of the world's wealthiest countries and a nation with proud design traditions all you need is a thick elastic on your pedals when it rains. No fancy, expensive gear. Just be practical and sensible and off you go.

Lulu-Sophia's Birthday Present
Lulu-Sophia turns one on Saturday and I to transport a present home on the Velorbis Scrap Deluxe. A strap. A bit of string and off I went.
Renovations
Here's an example of how bike lanes are respected. The cables leading to the scaffolding are draped high over the bike lane so as not to disrupt the bicycle traffic. It's the law but what's more, it's nice.

Sex og Samfund
Publication from August 1938 called Sex & Society - Publication for Sexual Health.

Featuring two bikes - a lady's and a gents - parked outside a tent wherein they are assumed to be 'getting busy'. :-) Click on the photo to see the Flickr page where I translate the text.

3 comments:

Anneke said...

Funny how I recognise things here in the Netherlands, Just two days ago I transported a load of jars in a box on the back of my bike and even though rubber bands kept it in place I still held on to it with one hand, to make sure it wouldn´t slide off.

By the way, I don´t know if it´s the law here as well, but things like cables and stuff are always covered with a sort of speedbump like a tunnel for the cables, so you don´t ride over induvidual cables.

Zakkaliciousness said...

thanks for commenting!
i'll bet it is the law in NL, there are many similarities.

Michael said...

"A famous [locally] wall mural on Nørrebrogade"


World famous in Denmark, eh? ; )