Copenhagen reducing traffic congestion with bike highways

Already considered one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, Copenhagen recently announced that its busiest bicycle street will now be transformed into its first bicycle highway. This plan is expected to ease both bicycle congestion in the crowded bike paths, but also unclog car traffic as well.

In this era of fiscal restraint, it’s important to remember that payoffs from cycling are the least expensive way to move the greatest number of people around the city. So much so in fact, that Roger Geller, Portland’s head traffic engineer, during his visit to Toronto last year, characterized the payoffs from cycling investment as a “cheap date.”

TCAT recently released a research report titled “Building Better Cycling Arteries in Cities: Lessons for Toronto” that features case studies from different cities about how best to accomodate cyclists on arterial roads. Download a PDF of the report here.

Posted On: December 7, 2010