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10 bike-friendly cities around the globe

By: Josh Lew on March 21, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is one of the world's most cycle-friendly metropolises. More than 30 percent of the population commutes by bike. The government is taking steps to increase that impressive statistic even further by building a series of “bikeways” to connect the city with outlying suburban areas. Bike lanes already exist on each side of many of Copenhagen's streets, making it simple to get anywhere in the city on two wheels.

While the cycle lanes can sometimes be crowded (bike traffic is as much of a problem as vehicle traffic in this Scandinavian city) and bike parking is sometimes lacking in core areas, the overall infrastructure means that this is arguably one of the best cities in the world for getting around on a bike.