The Danish Bicycle Culture in Numbers

By Jakob Schiøtt S. Madsen, January 21, 2015

How many Danes bike? And why are the Danes so keen on cyling?

These are a just a few of the FAQs, the Cycling Embassy of Denmark gets on a regular basis. The latest data from the Danish National Travel Survey provides some of the anwers.

The Danish National Travel Survey is an interview survey which serves to document the travel behavior of the Danish population. The survey has been conducted on a regular basis since 1992, and it is the best standardized source of knowledge on how Danish residents travel. The survey is managed by the Danish Tranport University (DTU).

The results of the most recent survey have been summarized in this fact sheet.

Find more bicycle statistics here.

For details regarding Copenhagen, check out the municipality’s latest bicycle account.

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