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And the most bicycle-friendly city in the world goes to: Copenhagen!


About 50% of residents commute by bicycle every day in Copenhagen. By comparison in the U.S., about 6% of Portland residents and about 4% of Minneapolis residents commute by bicycle. These cities are considered two of the most enlightened American cities when it comes to bicycling and yet the U.S. trails far behind our European counterparts. (via)
50%!  50%!

Read more on how Copenhagen surpassed Amsterdam here: How Copenhagen Became A Cycling Paradise By Considering The Full Cost Of Cars.
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Looking around Portland, I thought it was a bikers paradise.  I can't begin to imagine the bike structure of Amsterdam and Copenhagen.

Dear Chicago: First step, have cars stop parking (with their flashers on or otherwise) in the bike lanes.
Thanks.

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