21 March 2008

bycyklen kobenhavn

For those who aren't fluent in Danish that means the Copenhagen City Bike.

I think.

The City Bikes are free to use: users find a bike in one of over 100 bicycle racks found around the city, toss in a DKK 20 coin (USD 3.45 / EUR 2.70) to unlock the bike, which they get back when they return the bicycle to a rack. Since Copenhagen is small and flat, the city's free bike system is very popular with both tourists and residents.



Layla Elizabeth said...

I love it. People stateside are too lazy to consider walking and using bikes to commute any where.

I have seen people NOT walk to blocks if their car was in the shop and have a neighbor drive them.

I thank G-d my family instilled good old fashioned values in me. I walk, ride a bike, and just do what I gotta do without the fluff.

Of course cars come in handy-but Americans rely too much on that piece of machinery for my taste.

Our two legs that do the walking do a better job anyways!

A.G.T. said...

Bicycling, dittoes on that. Mrs AGT & I got smart a few years back and purchased a pair of quality hybrid bikes for ourselves. We do a 15 mile round trip along the river about 3-4 times a week during the warm months. We really miss it when the weather turns cold.

Fish-2 said...

I haven't had a bike since I was a kid riding my second hand one speed Schwinn, but I love to get out and tramp around in the woods.

Ramblin' Ed said...

I rode only a bike for 6 or 7 years when I lived in Japan. I was thin and trim then, too, although that may be creditable to having to pedal up and down volcanic mountiansides.

There are also prgrams in big American cities where you go on the web and reserve dates and times in 1 hour blocks and you can use automobiles that are parked throughout the city. It is an alternative to buying a car for people who only need one occasionally.

In the first comment this struck me as strange, mostly because you usually only see this done when cursing: I thank G-d. As Gun Trash will attest, I am by no no stretch the judgemental kind. I had just never seen that done.

a.g.t. said...

In the several TDYs to Japan I saw their vehicle traffic and realized if PCS there I would never be driving in that organized mayhem so I can see why one would bike there instead.

People of the Jewish faith will do that when they write the Almighty's name. Here's more on it.