Cycling Superhighway – the Danes do bike paths better than we do

City Planners in the Copenhagen region are trying to entice suburbanites to take their bike instead of their car when traveling downtown for work or pleasure.  Their strategy is to create 26 cycle superhighway routes linking the suburbs and the city.  The first route opened in April. The 11-mile bike path connects Copenhagen and one of its suburbs, Albertslund.  The path has few intersections and traffic lights that are synchronized to minimize the number of red lights a cyclists will encounter.

Can we get a few of these in Montreal?  I can’t think of a better way of alleviating some of the traffic on the Turcot Interchange and Highway 40, 20, 15 and 720.

Cycling superhighway in Copenhagen

Click here to read to the article that appeared in the New York Times on July 17 2012.

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