Velo-City 2010: Copenhagen Bike Parade

Last week, Copenhagen was the host for the Velo-City Global 2010
conference featuring over 1,000 attendees, advocates, and bike
enthusiasts from all over the world.  It was awesome and awe-inspiring.
The city that loves biking welcomed us with open arms.

On the third night of the conference, Copenhagen did something it
doesn’t do often: holding a spectacular bike parade!  This critical
mass-style celebration featured the young and old on all sorts of bikes
and filled the streets with laughter and music. In fact, some
participants told us they thought it was the first of its kind in 24
years.  I guess when every day is a massive critical mass of cyclists
(38% of all trips are bike) then what is the need for ever needing to
declare your right to the road?

The optimistic mood of the conference and the gaining momentum for
bicycling facilities worldwide was as inspiring as the people of this
great, livable city.  Don’t miss the next one in March 2011 in  Sevilla, Spain which we were told is seeing skyrocketing numbers of those taking to the velocipede!

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