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Biking in Copenhagen - the statistics

There are five times as many bikes as cars in Copenhagen. This and many more facts on this graphic with all the details on just how big cycling is in Copenhagen

The English is not perfect, but the numbers tell the story good enough. According to this graphic from Cykelvalg, there are actually more bikes than people in Copenhagen. And together, the Copenhageners bike 1.27 million kilometres every day, according to the site.

Most people in Copenhagen are happy with their bike friendly city and more than half reckon it’s faster to go by bike than by car.

58 per cent of school children bike to school – and 63 per cent of parliament members bike to work every day.

To maintain all these bicycles, there are 289 bike shops in Copenhagen – and 20 companies that design and build bikes for those who need a new one.

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