Streetfilms: Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes

A new film from Clarence Eckerson, Jr. shot while at the Velo-City 2010 conference in Copenhagen earlier this year. Amazing stuff.


7 Responses to “Streetfilms: Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes”

  • Eddie says:

    I noticed mostly sunny days were featured which naturally supports the uplifting imagery. I imagine Copenhagen has its share of inclement weather, too. What kind of impact does that have?

  • Nico says:

    Great 10 minute clip. I think much of American society has so many preconceived notions of how bikes would get integrated into our cultures. And, it can vary from ‘that sounds nice’ to ‘it could never work here’. Unlike talking and modeling, watching videos like this gives viewers a real world perspective as to how bikes can effectively be used in urban areas. It’s no longer pie in the sky theory, this is being TODAY. The great thing is that cities like Copenhagen are willing to let us learn from all their years of development and practice.

  • Frits B says:

    Very little. Just go back in time on Copenhagenize and you will see. Amsterdamize will tell you the same story.

  • J.. says:

    Two answer your question, here are two videos of rush hour in Utrecht, one with rain, the other with snow:

    Admittedly, this is not Copenhagen. Utrecht is one of many Dutch cities with more, and better cycling than the Danish capitol, so maybe this is a slightly unfair comparison. But I recon a rainy day in CPH will look very similar.

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  • Eddie says:

    @J.. Thanks for those links! It’s very inspiring to see that cycling traffic is not solely a fair weather phenomenon. “Through North American Eyes” needs that broader seasonal perspective.

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