We Should be More Like Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s Car-free streets & Slow-speed zones from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

These two videos – both found over at Treehugger – are pretty great, and show why we should a) be more like Copenhagen and b) how we could possibly do it.

But this is the US, where our government itself is desperate for you to buy and drive cars – so keep dreaming, my ninjas.

Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Posted: August 8th, 2010
at 9:37pm by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,my ninja, please,green arch,urban/master planning,videos

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  2. I spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen. Bicycling it just so ingrained in their daily lives. Being over there and seeing how efficient, safe, and accommodating everyone and everything is really got the wheels rolling. But to get up to the quality of livability that Copenhagen is US cities need to make HUGE adjustments.

    Mark Anthony

    12 Sep 10 at 11:43 am

     

  3. They forget that cars here n DK are so expensive that an ordinary family can’t have 2 cars (200 % tax – no joke)
    Gas is also three times more expensive than in the states, and parking is about 4 dollars per hour.
    So it’s not just the bike lanes, and the blond girls in high heels that make the difference…
    And danes know how to bike, americans don’t. So there is no easy fix on the problems with cars in cities in the States.

    B. McDonald

    21 Nov 10 at 12:53 pm

     


 

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