19 Jul '11, 5pm

Cycling Across Scandinavia: You Don't Have To Be A Starchitect Ambulance Chaser To Be Impressed

Cycling Across Scandinavia: You Don't Have To Be A Starchitect Ambulance Chaser To Be Impressed

Cycling Across Scandinavia: You Don't Have To Be A Starchitect Ambulance Chaser To Be Impressed Guest poster Robert Ouellette has written for the National Post, Corporate Knights and his own Reading Toronto. He is cycling across Sweden and reports: In our search for some kind of Grand Tour enlightenment, the first lesson we learn is that in Copenhagen the war on cars is over. Bicyclists won. The fight wasn't even close. Treehugger.com readers know the statistics already: 1.3 million kilometers cycled each and every work day by about 160,000 people; 50% of the city's adult population ride their bikes to work or school; 24% take transit; 13% walk; 13% drive. Copenhagen will be the world's first climate neutral city by 2025... Bike facts don't tell the whole story. In a world obsessed with making cities smarter through computer-driven technologies, what is often forgotten is ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/cycling-across-sw...

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