The City Bike is the Best Urban Initiative 2017

| September 15, 2017

The City Bike won the Best Urban Initiative 2017.

By Sofie Kyhn Jakobsen 

This May, the Copenhagen City Bike, Bycyklen, won the category “Best Urban Initiative” in an annual “Best in the city” competition. The users of the bikes were the ones who voted for Bycyklen to take first place.

The other nominees were strong names such as Urban Riggers (houses on the water, Bjarke Ingels), Havneringen (the harbour route, Municipality of Copenhagen), Space 10 (future-living lab, IKEA) and Konditaget Lüders (a workout space on a rooftop), so the competition for the prize was tough.

AOK and MINI who sponsored the category describe it like this:

“This category embraces the cultural city development with all it encompasses of opportunities and initiatives bursting with creativity, a sense of ethics, smart solutions and Copenhagener vibes. This is the category for those thinking creatively and who make it even nicer to live in the city. The focus is on the passionate fiery souls enriching the city and its development.”

State-of-the-art Bike Share System

Currently, Copenhageners have over 1,800 city bikes at their disposal. Photo: Jon Ram Bruun-Pedersen

Bycyklen are state-of-the-art smart bicycles with a computer, GPS and electric motor so the wind is always in your back when you cycle. Bycycklen is a green and sustainable transportation system. At present, it consists of 1,800+ city bikes and 100+ docking stations spread around Copenhagen and the surrounding areas. The City and Commuter Bike Foundation has as its major goal to market and spread the system on a national scale. 


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