Cycle Super Highways generate more cyclists

| January 23, 2015
Supercykelstier Region Hovedstaden (4)

Photo: Supercykelstier Region Hovedstaden

Denmark’s second Cycle Super Highway has made 52 % more commuters choose the bike over the car says new report.

The object of the Cycle Super Highways is to get more people to jump on their bike by offering a flexible, comfortable and safe alternative to the car. And according to the new report by the consulting group and member of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, COWI, the project has reached this goal.

According to the report:

  • The number of cycling commuters has increased by 52 % since 2012.
  • 21 % of the cyclists are new users of the route, while 14 % chooses this route more often now than before it became a cycle super highway.
  • 90 % of the users think the route meets their expectations.
  • 90 % of the users find it fairly or very easy to keep an even speed on the route. In comparison, this percentage wa sonly 74 % in 2012 before the route was transformed to a cycle super highway.
  • On a scale of 1-10, the perceived sense of safety has improved from 7.3 to 8.1.

The Cycle Super Highways project is a large-scale cooperation between 22 municipalities and the Capital Region of Denmark.  The Farum Route is Denmark’s second Cycle Super Highway. But many more are underway, and with them many more cyclists.

 

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Category: Commuting, Infrastructure