22 July 2013

Episode 02 - The Green Wave - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture


Here we are with Episode 02 in our series about what design elements it takes to make Copenhagen a bicycle-friendly city.

Pedro Madruga, Environmental Engineer at Copenhagenize Design Co., talks about The Green Wave.

The Green Wave is coordinated traffic lights for cyclists. Ride 20 km/h and you won't put a foot down on your journey into the city centre in the morning and home again in the afternoon.

On Nørrebrogade, the first street to feature the Green Wave, the number of cyclists increased by 15%. Traffic flow in the intense morning bicycle rush hour was improved, providing Citizen Cyclists with a smoother, more efficient journey.

Now, several major arteries leading to the city centre in Copenhagen feature the Green Wave for cyclists.

Think bicycle first and you're on your way to a more bicycle-friendly city. The Green Wave is a key Design Element in the City of Copenhagen.

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Here is a film we made back in 2009, riding the Green Wave.

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FILM SERIES: TOP TEN DESIGN ELEMENTS IN BICYCLE-FRIENDLY COPENHAGEN
- EPISODE 01 - THE BIG PICTURE
- EPISODE 02 - THE GREEN WAVE
- EPISODE 03 - INTERMODALITY
- EPISODE 04 - SAFETY DETAILS
- EPISODE 05 - NØRREBROGADE
- EPISODE 06 - MACRO DESIGN
- EPISODE 07 - MICRO DESIGN
- EPISODE 08 - CARGO BIKES
- EPISODE 09 - DESIRE LINES
- EPISODE 10 - POLITICAL WILL

3 comments:

Suzane Mart said...
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Nate said...

So nice..and 20kmph is a speed that the vast majority of cyclists can handle without sweating (something people in the Americas have an irrational fear of)

Dorian Keibler said...

As we're aggressively expanding infrastructure here in the states the big recurring problem is the dreaded right hook - especially at un-signaled side streets and driveways. How has Copenhagen addressed this particular issue?