Bicycling in Copenhagen and Oslo

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Every day 1.2 million kilometers (0.75 million miles) are cycled in Copenhagen, with 36% of all citizens commuting to work. There are five times more bikes than cars in Copenhagen. In Oslo there are twice as many.

95 percent of bikers in Copenhagen claim that they feel completely or quite safe in traffic. The count in Oslo is only 9 percent.

39 percent of people living in Copenhagen are biking to their workplaces or studies compared to Oslo with 8 percent.

Copenhhagen cyclists. Photo: Kasper Thyge
Copenhhagen cyclists. Photo: Kasper Thyge

In the Danish capital almost eight out of ten bikers are biking all year round, compared to Oslo with one out of four.

Only one percent of bikers in Oslo are under 20 years old. 41 percent of people between 18 and 25 years never bike. Students in Oslo prefer commuting by four wheels.

Bicycling in Oslo
Bicycling in Oslo

60 percent of students in Copenhagen commute by bike compared to 15 percent in Oslo, and only one percent during winter time. At every fourth school in Oslo none of the students are commuting by bike summer or winter.

Almost seven out of ten bikers in Oslo are men compared to Copenhagen where the ratio is 50-50.

Copenhagen rush hour

About every third family with two children in Copenhagen use a bike trailer. The health benefit of biking in Copenhagen is estimated to two billion Danish kroner (250 million US dollars).

Cyclist with child carrier
Cyclist with child carrier

Norwegians are buying almost 400,000 bikes every year, placing them second in Europe, counting by inhabitants. Only Denmark ranks higher with 550,000 bikes for 5,5 million Danes.

Girls cycling in Oslo
Girls cycling in Oslo

Five percent of Norwegians are bikers, placing the country number 10 in Europe.

Bicycling in Copenhagen and Oslo, compiled by Admin

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