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Old 07-18-12, 05:59 AM   #1
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Bike highways in denmark

It must be those petite smorebrod sandwiches and all the biking that keep the Danes trim! Lord knows they like there Tuborg and Carlsberg!

Here is their latest bike stimulus program.
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Have you considered the cost of owning a car in DK?

200% tax total

http://www.xmel.com/denmark14.html
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Danish statistics show that every 6 miles biked instead of driven saves 3 1/2 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and 9 cents in health care costs. But many cite happiness among the chief benefits of bicycle commuting.
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Have you considered the cost of owning a car in DK?

200% tax total

http://www.xmel.com/denmark14.html
Well, paying a lot of tax on your car doesn't mean so much if you earn a lot, so the high car tax has little influence on car ownership or whether people choose to commute by bike or not in Denmark. In fact the longer education a person has, the more likely it is that the person commute on bike.

Most people in Denmark commute on bike because it is fast and convenient. Main reasons for not commuting by bike is distance and time, so these bike highways are meant to make it fast and convenient for people to commute to work, even though they live a little bit longer from their work than the usual bike commuters.

Wide bike paths with two lanes, one for slow, one for fast cyclists, and reducing the number of red light stops by making tunnels and bridges, priority snow removal etc. are all meant to make it fast and convenient all year round to commute to work on bike, even for those that live 10-20 km away from their work in the city.
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love the video. http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/...-cyclists.html
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Flat terrain makes biking a breeze too. For cars, in addition to high taxes, there is limited parking and high petrol costs!
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Last winter, to comply with superhighway standards, Fureso tested solar-powered lighting. “People were so happy about it,” said Lene Hartmann, Fureso’s climate project leader. “One rider said, ‘We feel like the trolls are taking care of us.’
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