05 January 2011

Cycling in Winter in Copenhagen

Winter Copentraffic
Sometimes it's easier to let the photos do the talking. As mentioned before, 80% of Copenhageners cycle through the winter. That number is surely lower when we have hard winters with snowstorm after snowstorm, but the numbers are still impressive. Impressive to me. Probably astounding to others.

If you make the bicycle the fastest way to get from A to B in a city - what we call A2Bism for bicycles here at Copenhagenize - the strangest people will be spotted on bicycles. If you prioritize keeping your bicycle infrastructure clear of snow, people will ride.

In most of these shots the temperature was well below zero. Much lower with the typical Copenhagen wind.
Snowstorm Crowd
And no bicycle studs were harmed in the making of this blogpost. I never see them here and wouldn't possibly know where to buy them.

When you have as much urban cycling experience as the people of Copenhagen or a city like Amsterdam, you are pretty much trained to cycle in any weather. I'll just let my fellow citizens do the talking:
Snowstorm Evening Winter Traffic Copenhagen Cargo Bike
Winter Traffic Copenhagen Flat Cap Another Country

Winter Traffic Copenhagen Quartet Winter Traffic Copenhagen
Snowstorm Shopping Transport Snowstorm Headwind Mobile Chat
Snowstorm Boiler Suit Snowstorm Bundled
Muscle It Snowstorm Ploughing
Snowstorm Going Strong Snowstorm Red Light
Winter Traffic Copenhagen Sweater Snowstorm Backlight

Snowstorm Warm Snowstorm Cargo
Snowstorm Bike Lane Snowstorm Headwind 02
Winter Traffic Copenhagen Blue Snow Drifting
Copenhagen Winter Day Snowstorm Headwind 03

Winter Traffic