16 August 2010

Torrential Rain? Police Suggest Taking Bikes

Heels and Brolley
We've had some torrential rain here in Copenhagen over the past couple of days. These almost tropical rainstorms are increasing in frequency over the past few years. Flooding of roads and overflowing of sewer systems are often the result.

Last night a new rainstorm was forecast and I thought that the police's advisory was interesting. I caught it on Text TV before going to bed.

"Copenhagen Police encourage motorists to be extra cautious Monday morning.

"Get up early. Listen to the radio or go online. If it looks bad, take public transport or your bicycle.

Even if we don't get the same amount of rain, the traffic can be affected if the sewers once again can't keep up."

Very Copenhagen-esque. The bicycle - and public transport or a combination of the two - recommended as an alternative to the automobile during adverse weather. Nice.

Rainy Day2

Read the article in Danish at DR.