10 Interesting Facts | Biking in Denmark Is a Way of Life
Cycling is an aerobic exercise that offers a wide range of benefits. It can also vary in intensity, making it suitable for all ages and levels of physical condition. Cycling can be used as a means of transportation, as fun, or as an intense and beneficial workout. In short, cycling is a great activity that keeps you active and assists in creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally.
Do you happen to know which country is considered a heaven for cyclists? Denmark!
Denmark is famous for being the homeland of Vikings. Nonetheless, it is also an ideal place for cycling, with an excellent infrastructure spread across the country. One can uninhibitedly see high-class politicians ride their bikes daily to parliament instead of using cars or public transportation, regardless of weather conditions.
The extensive but also organized biking lane infrastructure allows Danes to enjoy biking stress-free. The cycling framework comprises four components: traffic-calmed streets, coloured bike lanes, distinct cycle tracks, and green routes that get you where you need to go safely.
10 Interesting Facts | Biking in Denmark
#1. The terrain is pretty flat, with its highest point being 170.89 ft above sea level.
#2. Cycling in the Capital Region means 1 million fewer sick days!
#3. Cycling accounts for almost half of all transportation trips.
#4. Bikes are more than the existing cars in central Copenhagen. Isn’t that something?!
#5. One-quarter of school children in Copenhagen use bikes to go to school.
#6. 25% of Copenhagen families with two kids possess a cargo bike (which allows for more convenient travelling).
#7. Besides cars, there are more bikes than people in Copenhagen.
#8. The country is covered with 12.000km of biking lanes.
#9. Danes average 1.4 kilometres (0.9 miles) of cycling daily.
#10. Children who cycle to school gain 4 hours of focus more than children who go to school by car.
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