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SWARCO Bicycle signs as a motivator to promote cyclism

20.11.2017

SWARCO Denmark is proud to participate in further promoting cyclism in Denmark, as we were chosen, by the Supercykelsti Sekretariat, as the supplier of prelimenary11 bicycle signs, currently being installed in the northern Zealand.

“Supercykelsti Sekretariatet”, is a joint venture of 22 municipalities, whose overall objective is to promote bicycle commuting. The plan is to establish a network of 28 bicycle trails – Supercykelstier – in a total 498 km in Zealand. *)

The SWARCO bicycle signs objective is to motivate the bicyclist by displaying real-time data as time, date, temperature, which no. cycklist you are today, and this year, your speed, as well as public service announcements, train/bus times, events in the municipality etc.

COPENHAGEN is the world’s leading bicycle friendly city

A study made by Copenhagenize Design Co. in 2017, using 14 parameters to rank top 20 most bicyckle frindly cities in the world – Copenhagen was ranked no. 1

Quote;

“The bike in the city, regardless of topography or climate, is good business. In Copenhagen, the cycling population contributes $261 million a year in public health savings—enough to pay off the cost of protected bicycle infrastructure in under five years. **

This is the fourth bi-annual Bicycle Friendly Cities Index and 2017 offers up as many surprises as the others. Copenhagen holds onto first place due to massive investment in cycling as transport. Utrecht dazzles with investment and innovation, nudging Amsterdam down into third.

While the competition between Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Utrecht at the top of the Index remains fierce, it is clear the Danish capital continues to further develop itself as a bicycle-friendly city. It has invested $150 million in cycling infrastructure and facilities over the past decade. It has 16 new bridges for bicycles and pedestrians built or under construction, eight of which have opened since the 2015 Index.

Since 2015 alone, the City has completed the Havneringen / Harbour Ring bicycle route allowing citizens to cycle along the whole inner harbor, piloted a new traffic light system that detects and prioritizes cyclists, launched digital traffic congestion signs to improve flow through the city, and opened new bicycle superhighway routes. Now, 62 percent of residents ride a bike daily to work or education in the city—just nine percent drive. In short, few places in the world prioritize innovation as much as Copenhagen does, with the city council support to back it up.”**

 

Source;

* http://supercykelstier.dk/sekretariat-for-cykelsuperstier-forlaenget/

**https://www.wired.com/story/world-best-cycling-cities-copenhagenize/