The State of Copenhagen Congestion -Part 1

Previously published on  I previously and enthusiastically wrote about the Copenhagen congestion ring which most people, at the time, thought was a done deal. The plan was later scrapped but I am going to cover what really happened, before and since, and what will be the result of the government’s Congestion Commission, which has been charged […]

Can you afford not to bike?

Every time you can, choose the bike, instead of getting into a car, seize it ! Picture: Most likely you can, from a monetary point of view, but how about time wise? I will argue you should prioritize to bike whenever you can, even though, in some cases it may take substantially longer for you to make […]

Speed of Travel

Previously Published on Photo: Alex Banck-Petersen - Personally I think speed limits are too high, too dangerous, for me to drive a car. I have recently chosen not to drive a car before the city lowers the speed limits to 30 km/h, and have cut up my drivers license into many very small pieces. […]


This is not a piece of why you should or should not wear a helmet, though, that may end to be part of the learning. The Danish Road Safety Council oftens speaks out against dangerous trees, as if they attacked the cars, or in some magical way, cars gravitated to trees, however, whats dangerous is […]

A new story of our lives….

Previously published on …Thats what we need… The new government is admirably determined to build a congestion-ring, around Copenhagen City. For the first time in since the oil-crisis in the early seventies, and the car-free Sundays, Danish motorists are under  fire. Was the state of our tasteless self-indulgence and waste of natural resources not […]

Critical Mass Version 2.0

Previously published on -prior to the fall of the congestion ring Right now the Danish minister of transport is finalizing the law proposal for the Copenhagen Congestion Ring. Visualization of the congestion ring control/payment system, from the report by the Danish Road Authority (Vejdirektoratet), TRÆNGSELSAFGIFT I HOVEDSTADEN, Miljøundersøgelse At the moment the discussion between the coalition government […]

Copenhagen City of Bikes

Previously published on  Before I begin, if you don´t live in Denmark or the Netherlands, you may feel that if only your city was as welcoming to bikes. On the other hand, if you live en many Southern European cities, where the municipality has had enough reason to conclude, that cars ruin the old […]