The most cycle-friendly city

The Dutch and the Danish are the countries that have most invested in cycling and this has created the “cycling utopias” of today. The top bicycle friendly cities in the world are:

  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Groningen, Holland
  • Amsterdam, Holland
  • Utrecht, Holland

“One Danish study reveals that for every kilometre cycled, society enjoys a 23 cent (16p) profit, while driving the same distance produces a net loss of 16 cents (10p). Of course, cycling also increases fitness, tackles stress levels and one less car on the road will help to lower pollution levels.”

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