Bicycles in Copenhagen

I've found out that bicycles are one of the top methods of transportation here in Copenhagen! So what did Chicago 2016 delegates do this morning for a local experience? Over a hundred of us enjoyed a two-hour bike ride around the city's charming streets, riverside and royal gardens.

Although I am a frequent biker on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, biking in the city among cars and pedestrians is a very different experience. The roads here are divided into three sections - for pedestrians, bikers and cars. There are even three separate stop lights - one for each group. Residents of Copenhagen bike everywhere - you will see professionally dressed ladies and gentlemen going to work, moms taking kids to childcare, and grandmas with baskets of market food.