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June 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

Yikes! Bikes!

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There’s bike-friendly, and then there’s bike-lovin.’ Copenhagen falls into the “lovin'” category.

Digital bike-counter display? Totally. Doubles as air pump? Awesome. But check this out:

The city will give a Biomega bike to cyclist number 500,000, and since there are about 12,000 cyclists that pass by on a week day (about 25k both ways), it shouldn’t take too long for that number to be reached. (emphasis mine)

12,000 cyclists per day, going in one direction on one city street? Totally awesome!

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2 thoughts on “Yikes! Bikes!”

  1. Steve says:

    It would be nice if Metrolink has bike racks in each car. There are great examples out there if you search. Instead, bikes are always half-shoved down in the stairwell area at the front and rear of cars. It works, but it’s not how it should be.

  2. Courtney says:

    Steve,

    That was something that was definitely looked into, but was eventually decided against because of capacity issues (bike racks in train cars take up a large number of seats, and at the time we didn’t have the demand of bikers on MetroLink). But if tons of people took bikes on MetroLink, hmmm…

    Portland has bike racks in their train cars, but they also have a much larger bike commuting community. It would be great to see such a critical mass in St. Louis.

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