Copenhagen bike lanes

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Peter Signorini, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. ghostgum wrote:

    > The video linked from the Copenhagen site is worth watching.
    > You can see some short bits about these unusual bike lanes,
    > but most bicycle lanes in Copenhagen are not like that.
    > It's the rest of the video that is more interesting.
    > The broadband version is 85MB and 22 minutes long.
    > http://www.vejpark.kk.dk/byenstrafik/cyklernesby/uk/


    <snip>

    > We need some of the Copenhagen engineers over here!
    > That video should be compulsory watching for council
    > traffic engineers, councillors and VicRoads planners.


    Sensational footage! Can I have a pass to go to Copenhagen?

    This video is the best piece of pro-cycling material I've seen in a long
    time. It should be passed over to the ABC to screen as a Four Corners
    special, and made compulsory viewing at all schools, hotels casinos etc. to
    show people how easy it could be done, and how much fun cycling is anyway.

    Cheers
    Peter
    - motivated me to ride to my bicycle-unfriendly workplace TOMORROW, no
    matter what this crap weather does. I've got all the gear, and the most
    important: functioning legs and a will to ride.
     
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  2. Resound

    Resound Guest


    >> We need some of the Copenhagen engineers over here!
    >> That video should be compulsory watching for council
    >> traffic engineers, councillors and VicRoads planners.

    >
    > Sensational footage! Can I have a pass to go to Copenhagen?
    >
    > This video is the best piece of pro-cycling material I've seen in a long
    > time. It should be passed over to the ABC to screen as a Four Corners
    > special, and made compulsory viewing at all schools, hotels casinos etc.
    > to show people how easy it could be done, and how much fun cycling is
    > anyway.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Peter
    > - motivated me to ride to my bicycle-unfriendly workplace TOMORROW, no
    > matter what this crap weather does. I've got all the gear, and the most
    > important: functioning legs and a will to ride.


    Hell yeah...I was going to say something and got distracted. I've got that
    saved to HDD in the high res format and I'm sure I can find SOMEWHERE to
    drag it out :)
     
  3. "Resound" wrote:
    >
    > Hell yeah...I was going to say something and got distracted. I've got that
    > saved to HDD in the high res format and I'm sure I can find SOMEWHERE to
    > drag it out :)


    And ain't that girl (oops lady) in the closing scene a great advert to get
    guys cycling. "Ride a bike and you too can meet chicks like this."

    Cheers
    Peter
    -ducking bricks from cfsmtb and Suzy :)
     
  4. cfsmtb

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    Dunno about that, I'd be watching either Tam & Lotte...


    ...or...."Ride a bike and you too can meet chick magnets like this."

    I did ;)
     
  5. paul

    paul Guest

    Peter Signorini wrote:

    >
    > Sensational footage! Can I have a pass to go to Copenhagen?
    >
    > This video is the best piece of pro-cycling material I've seen in a long
    > time. It should be passed over to the ABC to screen as a Four Corners
    > special, and made compulsory viewing at all schools, hotels casinos etc. to


    Anyone send it in?
     
  6. Bleve

    Bleve Guest

    Peter Signorini wrote:
    > ghostgum wrote:
    >
    > > The video linked from the Copenhagen site is worth watching.
    > > You can see some short bits about these unusual bike lanes,
    > > but most bicycle lanes in Copenhagen are not like that.
    > > It's the rest of the video that is more interesting.
    > > The broadband version is 85MB and 22 minutes long.
    > > http://www.vejpark.kk.dk/byenstrafik/cyklernesby/uk/

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > > We need some of the Copenhagen engineers over here!
    > > That video should be compulsory watching for council
    > > traffic engineers, councillors and VicRoads planners.

    >
    > Sensational footage! Can I have a pass to go to Copenhagen?


    agreed. looks pretty good.
     
  7. "paul" wrote:
    >
    > Anyone send it in?


    Sent to Foreign Correspondent just now (thought it was probably their style of piece):


    Recently I came across this site about Copenhagen and the big changes they are making in getting more people to travel by bicycle in the city. It includes an excellent video produced by the city authorities that gives a great feel for the culture of cycling that they are building. Personally I found it a really inspirational program that made me want to get on my bike. In view of the recent and future petrol price rises, and the move by the Victorian Government to construct a trial 'Copenhagen-style' bike lane I think it would be ideal for Foreign Correspondent to run this video. At about 22 minutes it is probably an ideal length for your program, and just the sort of topic you often cover.

    Copenhagen - City of Cyclists http://www.vejpark.kk.dk/byenstrafik/cyklernesby/uk/

    Hope you can do something with this.


    Cheers
    Peter
     
  8. HellenWheels

    HellenWheels Guest

    On Sun, 11 Sep 2005 17:54:46 +1000, "Peter Signorini"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >ghostgum wrote:
    >
    >> The video linked from the Copenhagen site is worth watching.
    >> You can see some short bits about these unusual bike lanes,
    >> but most bicycle lanes in Copenhagen are not like that.
    >> It's the rest of the video that is more interesting.
    >> The broadband version is 85MB and 22 minutes long.
    >> http://www.vejpark.kk.dk/byenstrafik/cyklernesby/uk/

    >
    ><snip>
    >
    >> We need some of the Copenhagen engineers over here!
    >> That video should be compulsory watching for council
    >> traffic engineers, councillors and VicRoads planners.

    >
    >Sensational footage! Can I have a pass to go to Copenhagen?
    >
    >This video is the best piece of pro-cycling material I've seen in a long
    >time. It should be passed over to the ABC to screen as a Four Corners
    >special, and made compulsory viewing at all schools, hotels casinos etc. to
    >show people how easy it could be done, and how much fun cycling is anyway.
    >
    >Cheers
    >Peter
    >- motivated me to ride to my bicycle-unfriendly workplace TOMORROW, no
    >matter what this crap weather does. I've got all the gear, and the most
    >important: functioning legs and a will to ride.


    Though nobody seems bothered, I think it could be annoying to be compelled
    to ride only in the bike lane bunched up with 40 other people carrying
    umbrellas, plastic bags, babies and big strawbaskets all doing 10km/hr. Of
    course this -is- in the middle of the city, not the place for very fast
    riding. ;-)

    -Wheels
     
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