27 September 2010

Helsinki Bike Counter

Helsinki Bike Counter Day
I just had a brilliant trip to Helsinki to give a keynote speech at the Megapolis festival, put on by the Dodo NGO. What a brilliant city and wonderful to see how much will there is in the city to improve conditions for the cycling citizens.
Helsinki Bike Counter Night
Until I wrap my head around the whirlwind trip and all the impressions, here's a couple of shots of a bike counter in the city. By day and by night on the same day.

I met with the city's bicyle planners and urban planners and the bicyce planners, Marek and Niko, told me of bicycle counts in the 1930's that showed 10,000 cyclists a day on some busy streets. Looking forward to seeing those vintage documents.

Bicycle Culture 2.0, indeed, for Helsinki... and everywhere else.