10 February 2011

Bike Lane Cash

Bike Lane Immortalised
It's rare that I have cash in my pockets as everything is debit cards here - from a pack of gum to you name it. But a had a 200 kroner note the other day and it surprised me to see that it's a new design! That's how rare I see cash.

Anyway, it's of Knippels Bridge over the harbour and, right there on the money, is a bike lane. To the left of the sidewalk. It's seperated up to the bridge and on the other side but over the bridge it's a painted line. It's very wide and features about 20,000 cyclists a day.

Now I'm sure the artist was focusing on the tower that controls the drawbridge and the spires of the city in the background, but I'm also sure that it's the first time bicycle infrastructure has featured on national currency. :-)

8 comments:

Kim said...

Aye, but where are the bicycles? ;-)

hamburgize.com said...

Hello Kim,

Danish National Bank has made a nice short video for introducing the new 200 kroner note with cyclists ;-)

http://www.nationalbanken.dk/DNUK/NotesAndCoins.nsf/side/TV_spot_on_new_200-krone_banknote!OpenDocument

David said...

I watched the video and it's clear they erased all the people (including the cyclist). Why do that?!

RK said...

In fact, no sigh of human activity anywhere (is that a boat in the background?)

Roger said...

Lovely picture--prints out a treat. Can't wait to spend it.

Steven Falkowski said...

I do miss standing over my bike waiting for the drawbridge to lower amidst the cycling masses. The ships slowly passing through. The city in the sunrise. The sea air. What a lovely pause during the morning rush.

Frits B said...

And imagine you would have given all that up if you had joined the Euro :-).
(I still can't get used to the various coins)

Finbarr Saunders said...

nipples. fnarrr