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In Copenhagen, a special effort has been made towards making the cyclists feel welcome in the city by offering them “a little extra”.
Small innovative solutions that make the bicycle ride more enjoyable and prove that your city cares have been implemented city-wide, such as footrests at intersections that makes waiting at red-light easy, tilted litterbins made cycling friendly, by facing the cyclist making it easy to get rid of your empty coffee cup without stopping, and green waves that fits the speed of cyclists and makes the traffic flow more easily are just a few examples.
By counting people who ride bicycles and showing it on a bicycle counter display, the city sends a signal that “every cyclist counts”, thereby encouraging the choice of transport.
In central Copenhagen, the yearly count accumulates to the equivalent of the Danish population passing by twice.