Robert Ouellette, guest-blogging for TreeHugger is riding his bike across Scandinavia. He’s just ridden out of Copenhagen and has this to say of their road use system:

There is room for all traffic. When the cars do have have to cross bicycle paths there seems to be mutual respect. Where is that in Toronto? There isn’t a war on cars here because the city has made it so easy to bike that most car drivers defected to the other side.

One commenter on the last posting noted that twenty-five years ago Copenhagen’s Jan Gehl faced the same sort of derision Toronto bike advocates face today. There is hope?

He provides a good cross-section of a typical CPH street for the curious:



via Cycling Across Scandinavia: Après Moi, Le Déluge : TreeHugger.