Innovative infrastructure becomes a tourism attraction in Copenhagen, Denmark

Innovative infrastructure becomes a tourism attraction in Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is Mecca for bicyclists. Over the years, in an attempt to struggle against traffic jams and parking chaos, the city as provided a bicycle trails, bicycle parking facilities etc. The population has taken the infrastructure on board to such an extent that the tourists come to observe and enjoy. The Copenhagen experience demonstrated the importance for tourism of innovation in other sectors and for other purposes that distinctly tourism. The Copenhagen transportation policy includes measures to increase safety, comfort, accessibility etc. Streets have dedicated lanes. Paths and routes are either clearly marked or separated from vehicular traffic by curbs.

For tourists and others who do not bring their own bike, the city provides public bicycles which can be found throughout the downtown area and used with a returnable deposit of 20 kroner, your money is refunded when you return the bike to one of many racks. This is has been a substantial added-on tourism innovation which relies on the general infrastructure in Copenhagen.

See a film about the Copenhagen as a bicycle Mecca on Youtube:

See a film about planning for bicycles in Copenhagen

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5092322980326147472


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