19 April 2013

The Copenhagenize Bicycle Planning Guide

Best Practice Explained 002
In the interest of expediting the journey towards bicycle-friendly cities and eliminating misconceptions, Copenhagenize Design Co. has produced The Copenhagenize Bicycle Planning Guide.

The beauty of the bicycle infrastructure network in Copenhagen is the uniform design of the infrastructure. There are, by and large, four types of infrastructure - all represented in this graphic. Based on the speed limit for cars, you select the appropriate style of infrastructure and off you go.

If you fancy sending your local planner/engineer a gift that keeps on giving, this graphic is also available as a poster.

12 comments:

Dmitri F said...

I love it!
But I would have preferred separation above 20km/h, alternatively, 30km/h with trafic calming for cars.

In Stockholm there is plenty of hostility to be had from drivers on 30-streets, where anyone rarely keeps 30. :-(

But overall an excellent poster :-)

Mikael Colville-Andersen said...

Thanks Dmitri. It is, despite your concerns, based on Danish Best Practice. It's a good reference for city planners who don't "get it".

Dmitri F said...

Yes, Danish Best Practice (and the fact that it actually seems to be implemented according to the best practice) makes me envious indeed :)

Dmitri F said...

Mikael - do you offer the poster from a European print shop? Shipping and (mainly) customs fees from the US tend to be a buzzkill.

Or perhaps there is a higher resolution version of the image for printing somewhere?

Rasmus Fiedler said...

Have you got one for Nippon and lots of Nations from the British commonwealth and other countries on the left

Mikael Colville-Andersen said...

Dmitri... I order them from CafePress and they ship from EU.

Rasmus... uh... no. :-)

Klaus Mohn said...
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Klaus Mohn said...

Where do buses drive and let passengers on/off?

Mikael Colville-Andersen said...

Klaus, maybe we should do a separate bus stop graphic.

Di E said...

Tks Mikael,
A fantastic graphic which will be very useful for us here in Tasmania as we push for more infrastructure for bikes. Perhaps your next edition could also make it clear that sharing paths with pedestrians is also not best practice?

jekhor said...

Is PDF or any vector version available? I definitely want to see this poster in the our office in Minsk :)

Erik Sandblom said...

In Sweden people think you can only mix car and bike traffic at 20 km/h. So it's interesting that you say it's only necessary over 30 km/h and then only painted lanes, with curb separation only for 50 km/h+.

Swedes think they are experts at everything...