Talking Headways Podcast: When Is My City Going to Fit?

This week, Mikael Colville-Andersen joins the podcast to talk about his book, Copenhagenize. Mikael tells us how his children influence his work and his feelings about bike culture. He also shares which innovations he believes help move bikes as transportation forward, and elaborates on his disdain for e-bikes and scooters — which recently received a lot of pushback on social media.

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What Do Sushi and Bicycles Have in Common?

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A Danish take on the sushi-bike connection. (Photo: Mikael Colville-Andersen via Flickr) How is a bicycle like a fish? Specifically, a piece of raw fish on sticky rice wrapped in seaweed? Over at Copenhagenize Mikael Colville-Andersen is talking about the parallels between bicycle culture and sushi — from a marketing standpoint. It’s part of a […]

Copenhagen Cycle Ambassador Says Bikes Are Hot

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If you’ve been following bicycle blogs for any amount of time at all, you’ve probably stumbled upon Mikael Colville-Andersen, who runs the blogs Copenhagenize and Copenhagen Cycle Chic. (We often feature his posts on the Streetsblog Network.) On Tuesday afternoon, he brought his inimitable style of bike advocacy (pretty spiffy, though low-key) to Columbia University […]

The Bicycle in Art: A Universal Symbol of Progress

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Bicyclists understand: the beauty, the simplicity, the feeling of almost flying. Surely, few of man’s inventions have been responsible for as much human happiness as the bicycle. It turns out artists know this too. Across cultures and generations, the bicycle is a powerful symbol of hope and progress. Mikael Colville-Andersen at Network blog Copenhagenize has […]

Why Did Copenhagen's Biking Rate Surge in One Year?

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Copenhagen is famous for being a city where a lot of people bike. But for years the bike commuting rate has remained roughly steady at just over a third of trips. Then last year the city’s bike commute mode share increased from 36 percent to 41 percent. Meanwhile, driving declined 3 percent as a share of […]

Why Did Copenhagen’s Biking Rate Surge in One Year?

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Copenhagen is famous for being a city where a lot of people bike. But for years the bike commuting rate has remained roughly steady at just over a third of trips. Then last year the city’s bike commute mode share increased from 36 percent to 41 percent. Meanwhile, driving declined 3 percent as a share of […]

How Cities Should Frame the Way They Think About Mobility

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The evidence that our transportation systems are producing less-than-optimal results speaks for itself — whether it’s grinding congestion, obscene traffic fatality rates, or the greenhouse gases we’re spewing into the atmosphere at catastrophic rates. The situation warrants a new take on how cities approach mobility, writes Mikael Colville-Andersen today at Copenhagenize: For almost a century we […]