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

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- 1714 days ago -
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 (176)
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 W (1249)
Monday September 9, 2013, 5:20 am

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 (281)
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 O (171)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:43 am
Wonderful Copenhagen! (I think I've been there a hunded times...)

S 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 M (29)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:49 pm
Skol! tks for sharing

Glenn Byrnes (196)
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 Becke (141)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:48 pm
Go Denmark

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

Cyn 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
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