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In A Small Kingdom Called Denmark, The Citizens Were Happy, Healthy, And On Time To Work


Green Lifestyle  (tags: bicycles, cycling, Denmark, travel, Sustainabililty, green, greenproducts, greenliving, eco-friendly, environment, energy, sustainable, conservation, CO2emissions )

Michael
- 469 days ago - upworthy.com
My favorite thing that I learned from this? The Danes don't bike to be green or healthy -- they do it "because it's more convenient and it's faster," according to Sustainable America. Skol!



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Michael O. (175)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:25 am
50% of all Copenhageners, cycle to their place of work or education every day, even when it's located outside of their municipal boundary.
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Monday September 9, 2013, 5:20 am
noted
 

Maria Cristina A. (119)
Monday September 9, 2013, 5:32 am
Great. It helps the fact that Copenhagen isn't all "ups and downs" :)
 

JL A. (276)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:33 am
Other green transportation incentives include statutes making being late excused if the trains are delayed beyond a certain length (e.g., an hour) and higher taxi fares for taking the freeway vs. surface streets (that long a distance should be doable by train since local and long distance train systems share station locations for easy transfers and have airport station, too).
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:43 am
Wonderful Copenhagen! (I think I've been there a hunded times...)
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:18 pm
Thank you.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:37 pm
I walk everywhere; even the three miles to work everyday and I know one of my senior managers bikes the 7 miles just about every day regardless of weather. Many people in Toronto use public transport, walk or bike just about everywhere. There are car agencies you can rent for a day or a week if you need a car and the rates are reasonable. Why own one?
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:37 pm
Hey Ben, is there any place you haven't been? LOL
 

Marija Mohoric (47)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:49 pm
Skol! tks for sharing
 

Glenn Byrnes (192)
Monday September 9, 2013, 1:49 pm
Noted. Denmark may be the closest thing there is on Earth to paradise.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:32 pm
Denmark is without a doubt one of the most beautiful, stable, civilized and progressive places on this earth. Thanks!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (281)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:48 pm
Go Denmark
 

Helga Balague (1)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:20 pm
very good notice! If the country put conditions, people will change car to bike.
 

Cynthia F. (137)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:42 am
Interesting...thanks for sharing, Michael!
 

Kirsten Shute (1)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 7:15 am
It says 68% of Copenhagers cycle (bike) at least once a week - I'd hoped that would be true for Canada and the States as well, at least in the summer and fall.
 

Terry V. (30)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 6:05 pm
thanks
 
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