I was recently watching the Discovery Channel series – “Waterfront Cities of the World”. While Copenhagen is a beautiful place with lovely people, what struck me the most about the city was it’s cycling culture. With more than 40% of it’s people cycling daily to work, university, school or commuting socially, the love for cycling is ingrained in Danish society.
The government has also played a major role in this initiative by continuously building cycling tracks, parking facilities and bringing forth a Bicycle strategy which aims to make Copenhagen the best city in the world for cycling by 2025.
But why cycling? Obviously the most important benefit is it’s positive affect on body and mind. A healthier population will contribute more to society and reduce the expenditure and pressure on the healthcare sector. And secondly, with no negative impact to the nature, cycling as a means of transport takes the cake!
Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – September – My post no 6 for this month.