Thursday, November 5, 2015

Copenhagen Rush Hour

When I say "rush hour" you think thousands of cars bumper-to-bumper honking at each other right? Well rush hour looks a little different in Copenhagen. Around 8 a.m. everyday, half a million people jump on their bikes and head into the city's center. The video below is a typical intersection on a typical weekday. For every car, there are dozens of bikes.

What's particularly cool about it though is that Copenhagen doesn't have a so-called "spandex-clad" bike culture"- just people riding because it's the quickest, most effective method of transportation.

No comments:

About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.