Denmark invests billions to double the nation's cyclists

photo Spacing magazine/Flickr Despite being a world-leader for modal share already, the Danes are pushing to double cycling again within five years


Denmark has set an ambitious target to double the country's cycling by 2014.

The Danish government plans to spend up to three billion krone (£340 million) to create more cycle facilities over the next five years.

Making it easier for commuters to put bikes on public transport is seen as one important new measure.

Currently, in Denmark 20% of journeys are made by bicycle, compared with less than 2% in the UK.

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