With almost 2 million people, Copenhagen---Denmark's capital, which is found on the island of Zeland---is the largest city in the entire nation. Having spent the majority of my travels in Copenhagen, I can guarantee you that there are PLENTY of bikes!
In fact, one of the hardest parts of being a tourist in Copenhagen is getting used to looking around for bikes all the time. Like many cities where bikes are common, bikers have NO patience for tourists who stumble into bike lanes. In fact, you're more likely to get run over by a bike than by a car when your travelling in the Danish Capital.
What's interesting, however, is that the most "bike-friendly" city in all of Denmark isn't Copenhagen! Instead, the most bike-friendly city in this bike loving land is Odense---the third largest city, which is found on another island called Funen. Complete with several bike trails and lanes...as well as tire pumps like the one found in the top right hand corner of this post---Odense has everything that a city needs to attract a ton of bikers.
And a ton of bikers call Odense home! Check out this video to learn just how many people ride bikes in this interesting Danish town:
So what do you think? Are you amazed by the number of bikers in Odense? Do you think it would be neat to live in a town where so many people use bikes to travel? How would people be different in a city where biking was so common? Would they carry less belongings? Travel shorter distances? Eat more food? Wear smaller clothes?
Interesting questions, huh?
Bam Bam Bigelow
Image retrieved from my own collection!