Comment 102534

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted June 16, 2014 at 21:14:24 in reply to Comment 102530

With an 18% national cycle mode share, Denmark is second only to The Netherlands at 27%. Second best would, of course, be a huge improvement over what we have now in Hamilton. And who can fail to be impressed by the adorable "Cycle Chic" photos from Copenhagen.

And yet, those Cycle Chic photos do give a hint of why Denmark is second best. Where are the elderly people? Where are the children?

The answer to these questions is that Danish infrastructure is very good, but the Danes have too many unprotected and narrow bike lanes. Further details are here:

But really, watching #1 criticize #2 just shows how far behind Hamilton is.

The only real advantage to being 40 years behind is that we have no barriers to adopting the best design engineering standard. The Dutch CROW standard that gives protection to all people, from 8-80 years old, so that everyone feels safe cycling to all destinations from A to B in Hamilton. Then we will have children going to school like this

Comment edited by KevinLove on 2014-06-16 21:37:41

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