Comment 40877

By Copenhagen (anonymous) | Posted May 19, 2010 at 12:19:11


I take it that you were referring to the former velodrome in Ordrup, which is no longer in existence.

• The first track at Ordrup (333m) opened in 1888. Racing took place at the site until September 2000, when the venue was closed (to be replaced by the Ballerup indoor velodrome).-tci
This may help question Highwater's unfounded statement that, "the only way we'll ever see change come to the urban cycling network is to locate facilities like this down there."

It may also suggests that the personally held opinions that the only viable location for a velodrome is in an urban-locked waterfront area are not validated by the exemplar of cycling cities, Copehagen.

Maybe Copenhagen planned their cycling facilities all wrong.

Or maybe they realized that the people who ride their bikes to work and who utilize their waterfront trails and urban cycling paths and lanes are NOT necessarily the same people who will use a velodrome facility for training, competition or for general fitness.

Maybe Copenhagen looked at the international teams and other identified users from across Denmark and Europe who would be using the Velodrome as a Centre for both track and road training and who would not want to contend with downtown traffic while being based at the velodrome.

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