On How to Implement Bicycles in the City

In his book Copenhagenize, urban planner Mikael Colville-Andersen presents success stories worth imitating, plus the occasional failure

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The urban cycle is living a new golden age in cities. Courtesy of Island Press

Urban cycles played a fundamental role in the development of cities until about a century ago, as cars gradually replaced them. Now, however, more and more cities are making efforts and investing resources into making this traditional two-wheeled vehicle, once again, the most common means of transport for the majority of citizens.

The Danish-Canadian urban planner Mikael Colville-Andersen has extensive experience advising city councils around the world on their policies to promote the use of urban cycles, as well as the associated strategies, infrastructures and communication.

In his book Copenhagenize, Mikael Colville-Andersen introduces cases studies of successes and failures, not only in Copenhagen but in cities around the world. It is a valuable guide for urban planners looking at replacing cars and designing friendlier, healthier cities.

In addition to writing this book, Mikael Colville-Andersen keeps a blog under the same name, which presents descriptions of many projects, examples of best practices, inspiring stories and visual information on how urban cycles can become the preferred means of transport in the city.

Main image by Colville-Andersen 

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