The Copenhagen Bike Path is a Vibrant Structure that Cuts Through Traffic

By: Meghan Young - Aug 14, 2014
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The Copenhagen bike path hopes to increase cycle commuters by providing a way to cut straight through traffic. It does so by way of an elevated roadway. A great infrastructure, it will improve the city in more ways than one. Not only does it provide a great alternative for commuters, it brings a bright touch of orange to its streets.

Designed by Dissing and Weitling, the Copenhagen bike path is dubbed Cykelslangen. Also known as Cycle Snake, it winds through buildings above a busy waterfront shopping area. Mikael Colville-Anderson, Copenhagen-based urban design expert and CEO of Copenhagenize Design Company says, "There was a missing link that forced bicycle users to use the stairs or make a huge detour around a shopping center. This solution provided a fast A-to-B from a bridge to a bicycle bridge on the harbor, while freeing up the harbor front for meandering pedestrians."