05 August 2013

Episode 04 - Safety Details - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture


Here you go. Episode 04 in our series about the Top 10 design elements that make Copenhagen a bicycle friendly city.


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

5 comments:

GW said...
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GW said...

These videos are fantastic - a great contribution. However, the poor audio quality is really distracting, and prevents them from being presented effectively.

Is there any chance you could look at enhancing/re-recording the voice overs?

Tallycyclist said...

Hi Mikael,

How is the right-turn-on-red as well as being able to go through t-intersections for bikes developing in Cph? I remember one of your posts talking about this a few years ago, that it was being allowed but also up to local councils to pass bylaws permitting its implementation. Is it gradually being put into various intersections now?

Craig said...

I agree with GW. This video is not up to your usual standards. The on camera mic in a big echo-y hard surface classroom makes for horrible audio. I encourage to lose the original audio track and do a voice over fresh.

David K Smith said...

I was interested in the pushed back stop lines. Here in the UK, we have a similar idea, except ....
Cyclists have an advance stop line, there is an area in front of the vehicle stop line for cycles. These are used both where there is a cycle lane and in places where cyclists mingle with motorists. The space is supposed to be big enough for a few cycles, and long enough that the vehicles do not intimidate the cyclists. The problem is that motorists often ignore the rules (ignorance or deliberate behaviour?). And since the advance stop lines are the width of the carriageway, motorists can become frustrated by cyclists who block their progress. But, where there are no cycle lanes, they do mean that cyclists can warn traffic that they will make turns when the lights go green.
What do other countries do about advance stop lines for cyclists?