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    Rent a bike at the main station

    by Nemorino Written Aug 1, 2009

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    1. American girls renting bikes at the station
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    1. American girls renting bikes at the station
    2. Københavns Cykler at the station
    3. Bicycle shop at the station
    4. Repair shop at the station

    Here are some American girls bravely renting bicycles at the main railroad station in Copenhagen -- not terrified by the idea like most of my compatriots. (I could tell you some stories but never mind, they can't help it. And in a few years American cities will catch up and be fit for cycling, too. Have a look at http://bikewalk.org/ for some rays of hope.)

    I also rented a bicycle at the station for my entire stay in Copenhagen, and was very satisfied with it.

    Københavns Cykler also sells bikes (third photo) and repairs them (fourth photo), but altogether the bicycle station is surprisingly small compared to some of the others I've seen. The one in Münster, for instance, is at least ten times as big, and even has a bicycle washing machine, which I haven't seen in Copenhagen or anywhere else.

    Reventlowsgade 11, 1651 København V.

    GPS 55°40'18.91" North; 12°33'51.32" East

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    Children and bicycles

    by Nemorino Written Aug 1, 2009

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    1. Kids walking their bikes
    2. Mother and child on Kronprinsessegade
    3. Mother and child on H C Andersens Boulevard
    4. Mother and child on Knippelsbro
    5. Child in a trailer behind his father's bike

    As in other people-oriented cities, such as Münster or Amsterdam, children in Copenhagen learn to ride bicycles at an early age.

    But before they are old enough for that they are transported on their parents' bicycles in various ways, for instance on front or rear children's seats, or in trailers.

    (Or in cargo bikes, as in the next tip.)

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    Cycle tracks

    by Nemorino Written Jul 29, 2009

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    1. Cycling on a typical cycle track
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    Photos:
    1. Cycling on a typical cycle track
    2. This one is even wider than usual
    3. On a cycle track near the station
    4. Separated by curbs from cars and pedestrians
    5. Coming up onto the bridge (Knippelsbro)

    In lots of cities, including the one I live in, there is an ongoing discussion about whether bicycles lanes should be painted on the street or on the sidewalk.

    If these are the only two options, I much prefer having a lane painted on the street, because car drivers can see me better and are less likely to run me down at intersections. Also I have a smoother ride and can go twice as fast because I don't have to worry about running into stray pedestrians.

    Copenhagen, however, has a third option. On most of the main streets they have constructed "cycle tracks" that are higher than the street but lower than the sidewalk and separated from both by curbs. This is no doubt more expensive than just painting lines -- but the cycle tracks are a good investment and are very cheap compared to the huge sums that are spent on building roads for cars.

    Since most of the main streets in Copenhagen now have cycle tracks, you don't need a special bicycle map as in many other cities, since nearly every street is safe and convenient for cyclists.

    A study commissioned by the city of Copenhagen found that the construction of cycle tracks has resulted in an 18-20% increase in bicycle traffic and a 9-10% decrease in car traffic on roads where cycle tracks have been constructed.

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    Always cycling!

    by pginer Written Sep 23, 2007

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    Copenhagen is flat and all Denmark is flat. You are not tired biking here. Of course to go to anywhere in the city but even outside the city. You can even take the bike in the train.

    Copenhagen is prepared for bikes. Everybody go cyling. There are traffic light for bikes and of course lanes for bikes.

    Rent a bike but do not use bikes for tourist as they are very heavy and broken most times

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    See Copenhagen from a bike

    by OH_DK Updated Aug 2, 2007

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    Copenhagen is one of the European capitals with most bicycles.
    Most roads of Copenhagen has special lanes for bicycles, and it is quite safe to go around on a bike because the bikes are seperated from the cars.
    Copenhagen is a small city and you'll surely see much more if you go around on a bike, and fell free to go exactly where you want to go. If you keep to the right side of the bicycle lane and dont go too fast you'll be OK.
    Warning: Take care of the crazy motorists and bikers who think they own the road and dont respect other people in the traffic!

    Rent a bike at "Københavns Cykler" at København H (Central station track 12)
    Here you can rent a good bike for about 10 euros a day.
    Openinghours: Monday to Friday: 8.00 - 17.30, and Saturday: 9.00 - 13.00

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    rent a bike

    by cachaseiro Written May 7, 2007

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    renting a bicycle when in copenhagen is a very good thing to do.
    cycling is the best way to get around the copenhagen area and you will see copenhagen the way most copenhagen citizens do.
    copenhagen is one of the greatest bicycle cities in the world and you should get on a bike and blend in.

    københavns cykelbørs at gothersgade is one of the best places to rent bikes.they charge from around 9 euros per day and have good discounts if you rent for longer periods.

    the adress of the place is:

    gothersgade 157.

    it's located near nørreport station.

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    Københavns Cykelbørs - bikerental

    by QuDee Written Apr 17, 2007

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    Københavns Cykelbørs
    Gothersgade 157
    DK 1123 København K
    Monday – Saturday year round

    Bicycles with 1 or 3 gear, mtb/atb, ½-bicycles for attatching to full-sized bicycles, helmets and ags for rent.

    Bicycles are to be returned no later than 1/2 time before closing
    Deposit: DKk. 200,-

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    The Best Ride

    by freddie18 Updated Mar 25, 2007

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    Transpo in the City

    You will see in the pictures I have posted just few of the bicycles parked near the train Central Station. There are far too many of this scene all over Copenhagen where you can see hundreds parked on designated bicycle parking areas. Danes like bikes. It is part of their daily life. The locals use it in going to their neighbors, to the market, to the shopping centre, and it became a means of transportation in going to the office. I like Danes for practicing such a wonderful way of saving gas and for saving money. I like its practicality and the way they behave on the road and on the bike path. In my three days of stay in downtown Copenhagen, I am usually amazed with the bikers who stops at the stop sign, and start moving their bikes like waves on green lights. I particularly admire some attractive bikes on the road and on the parking site all adorned with baskets decorated with flowers & vines and what have you.

    Visit Copenhagen and enjoy the bikes. You will be glad you save, you enjoy, and you make the most of your holiday.

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    Cycles cycles almost everywhere

    by gordonilla Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    All parked up ready to go (1)
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    It does appear that like so many other northern European cities, cycling is a common means of transport. Probably due to it being the most conveneient way of travel. I am not sure if this has changed in recent years, especially as Copenhagen now has a Metro service.

    In the summer the cycle traffic is heavy and I must admit the style if cycle is somewhat old fashioned, not many mountain bikes on the roads here!

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  • Cycling in Copenhagen

    by Mariajoy Written Aug 27, 2006

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    Bikes on Havnegade

    From previous experience of cycling abroad we decided against hiring bikes in Copenhagen. If we had wanted to it would have been very simple as the city has a great system whereby anyone can borrow one of the 2,000 city cycles free from one of the 150 specificly marked bike racks around the city centre.

    You need to insert a 20 kroner coin initially and you get it back when you return the bike to any of the bike racks.

    There are of course other bike hire centres, some offering guided bike tours.

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    Bicycle is a common mode of transport

    by jo104 Written Jul 26, 2006

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    Traditional Christiana bike

    Bicycles are a common way to get around the city and you can either rent one from Osterport Cyckler Oslo Plads www.oesterport-cykler.dk or Kobenhavens Cykler (central station) www.rentabike.dk from DKK75 for a day to DKK340 for a week.
    Deposit DKK500
    Copenhagen operates a free city bike system during the summer months, the bikes can be recognised by colourful discs in the spokes. A DKK20 deposit is required & on returning the bike to any of the 110 designated racks throughout the city you can get your deposit back. We never saw 2 bikes together so we could not take advantage of this scheme.

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    Bikes

    by yooperprof Written Jul 4, 2006

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    Park and go

    Watch for bicycles. No, this picture does not show a one-day-a-year "Ride your bike to work" occasion. This is simply an ordinary regular day in the big city. Copenhagen is a city where bicycling is part of everyday life.

    It helps that it's a flat city - and it helps that the city provides plenty of bike racks. I'm still a little amazed though - wouldn't it be hard to find _your_ bike in the middle of such a pile?

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    Bikes, Bikes and more Bikes

    by sparkieplug24 Updated Jun 4, 2006

    The people of Copenhagen and I believe also Denmark as a whole seem to love bikes. You will see them everywhere you go. You can get city bikes all over central copenhagen for 20DKK which is refundable when you return the bike to one of the stands it doesnt even have to be the bike stand that you got the bike from. This is the cheapest and probably at times the quickest way to make your way around Copenhagen and it will help keep you fit.

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    Bike is like your attribute in Copenhagen

    by ginte Updated May 23, 2005

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    City bikes (pic from the net)

    The easiest and the most adventurous way to 'discover' Copenhagen on your own - use a bike. In some streets you can find red bikes called Copenhagen bikes which you can use just by inserting 20 DKK in the lock. When you return the bike to it's place, you'll get your money back from the lock.
    Also you can rent a bike at Copenhagen central Station Track 12.

    Kobenhavns Cykler,
    11, Reventlowsgade
    1651 Copenhagen

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    Did you want the bicycle?And now...

    by curiosone Written Apr 21, 2005
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    INCREDIBLE!! Thousands of bicycle everywhere!!
    Honestly I have never used it(!),but it seems that they are "public";do you need a bicycle?Take one of them
    and go where you want!
    Obiouvsly nothing to do with "italian ciclyst lifestyle condition"...in Copenhagen streets are large,there are
    cycle tracks everywhere and cars stop themselves when they see you...definitively Scandinavia...
    Just the best way to move if you have not the "anxiety"of the tourist who wants to see every meter of the city!

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